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Gooey Caramel Chocolate Cookies

photo of a Gooey Caramel Chocolate Cookie
There’s something about finding ooey gooey caramel inside a cookie. It’s an exhilarating surprise. And it’s pretty easy to make.

I’ve seen a lot of cookie recipes on the web, placing a rolo candy inside a cookie which results in a gooey caramel filling. I finally decided to try making them myself and was really happy with the results.
close-up photo of a Gooey Caramel Chocolate Cookie
A rich chocolate cookie with a caramel filling. It was like eating a delicious chocolate bar. The only downside was that the caramel hardened a little after the cookies cooled. So they are best eaten warm. I popped them in the microwave to get that melted caramel sensation again.
photo of one Gooey Caramel Chocolate Cookie split in half

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These chocolate cookies have a gooey caramel center and are so easy to make.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 24 rolo chocolate candies


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder at low speed until well blended.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough, roll into a ball and then flatten and stick a rolo in each one, then wrap back up into ball and place on the prepared baking sheets, and repeat process, placing balls about 2 inches apart. Bake about 12 minutes, until cookies are cooked and slide easily off of parchment paper. Serve while warm.


Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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10 comments on “Gooey Caramel Chocolate Cookies”

  1. Those look delicious! I noticed your photo has chocolate chips but they aren’t mentioned in the recipe. Did you decorate the tops with them or incorporate them in the recipe?

    • Oops! I totally left that out. Yes, I did put chocolate chips in the recipe. Let me correct that. I had originally planned on making them without but then they looked so plain.

  2. Mmm, these look great! I’ve been seeing chocolate cookies with Rollo-centers popping up everywhere, but yours look esp delicious. Must be the chocolate chips 😉

    • The other versions I saw didn’t have the chips, but it just seemed to be missing something for me so I added them! I was really happy with how they turned out. And the rolos completely melted so it just looked like I stuffed with with caramel.

  3. ooh, this looks like fun! i haven’t had rolos in a long time! that must be fixed immediately! i do want to make these since my husband is a caramel fan….

  4. Great idea! There are a lot of stuffed cookie recipes floating around the food blog circuit and with the holidays coming up, it’s a perfect time to try them! Yesterday, I came across a cheesecake stuffed red velvet cookie, yum…

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