Sunday, December 1, 2019

Chocolate Rolo Surprise Cookies

It's that time of year again! Time for the annual Houseful of Cookies blog hop!!

What more could you want than a list of incredible recipes for you to enjoy and make for your loved ones this holiday season?

Nothing, right? I know, me, neither.

Houseful of Cookies is an annual, virtual cookie hop, hosted by Natasha Nicholes of Houseful of Nicholes. She really likes playing on the "Houseful" theme when there is more than one of something, and since there's more than one cookie ... here we are.

Each year Natasha gathers a bunch of us together from the internet to bake up our epic cookie creations and share them with all of you. It's a fun time, and we all have dealt with butter, flour, and a number of flavors to bring you these goodies every year.

I'm going to start you off with my recipe for this year's virtual cookie hop. I'm offering up one of the simplest of recipes for y'all.

Chocolate Rolo Surprise Cookies!!!!

Don't like Rolos? Sssssh. Switch them out to Reese's mini cups or Hershey's Kisses.

You won't regret any of these choices. Or. Get this. Don't put a surprise in the middle and just enjoy the cookies as they are. You'll still love them. Super simple.


1 box chocolate cake mix*
2 eggs
1/3 c vegetable oil
Rolo chocolates
Holiday sprinkles (optional)

* devil's food cake works wonderfully, as does the chocolate fudge flavor

This recipe is so simple you can teach your kids how to do it and get them working on holiday cookies as soon as you buy the ingredients.

Mix together your cake mix, eggs and oil.

Upon creating your dough, be sure to grease your hands with some butter, oil, or an oil spray to avoid excessive stickiness. It was definitely stickier than I thought it would be.

Optional but fun addition to give these cookies a holiday boost: Holiday Sprinkles!

Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.

You can also sprinkle them in powdered sugar, use cinnamon sugar, or whatever it is you prefer. Either way, the inside is going to look like this.

And yes, they are as delicious as you're imagining. Now go on and make yourself a batch. If you're so inclined, buy yourself a bag of mixed chocolates - Reese's mini PB cups, Hershey's Kisses, and Rolos all work incredibly well in this mixture. They're so good. So. Go make 'em.

You won't regret it. Or, maybe you will after you've eaten too many - but nah - it's the most wonderful time of the year! Make them and enjoy!

And if you're looking for more wonderful ideas, please consider checking out all of the participants for this year's Houseful of Cookies blog hop. And let me know which ones you try!!

Presenting The 2019 Cookie Hop:

Brownie Cookies - Houseful of Nicholes

Chocolate Rolo Surprise Cookies - Good Girl Gone Redneck

The Perfect Christmas Sugar Cookies - Love, Jaime

Cake Mix Santa Cookies - Dairy Carrie

Candy Cane Cookies - Brooklyn Active Mama

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Shortbread Cookies - Honest & Truly

Gingersnap Cookies - Divas With A Purpose

Decorated Ugly Sweater Cookies - 100 Directions

Minnie Christmas Headband Cookies - Cutefetti

Bird's Nest Cookies - My Crafty Life

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies - Kenya Rae

Gluten Free Russian Tea Cakes - Day by Day in Our World

Molded Peanut Butter Cookies - This Mama's Life

Not Your Mama's Milk and Cookies - Life of a Ginger

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Coffee Sandwich Cookies with Browned Buttercream Filling - How Was Your Day?

Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies - Omadarling

Coffee Cookies - Someday I'll Learn

Toffee Bits Cookies - This Worthey Life

Fruitcake Cookies - Sugar, Spice, & Glitter

Keto Almond Joy Cookies - The Crunchy Mommy

For more delicious holiday baking ideas, check out my recipe for The Perfect Holiday Saltine Toffee Treat, AND the many recipes from that year's Houseful of Cookies that are linked up at the bottom of that post. And have fun picking and choosing your faves.


  1. I love a good surprise!! Chocolate and caramel together is my favorite! These cookies look amazing! ��

  2. These look so good! I'll be right over to help myself. :)

  3. Ooooh! Rolos. I loved these so much as a kid. I'm all in, thanks for participating in Houseful Of Cookies this year! <3


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