Rolo Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies


Rolo Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies are some of our favorite cookies! I love putting a surprise inside my cookies for my family to find, especially when it’s a Rolo! These cookies are easy to make and they’re a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe!

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When I stuffed Rolos inside of peanut butter cookies it was such a huge hit that I knew I had to do it again. Again, stuffing Rolos inside of cookies isn’t new. I’m not the first to do it and I won’t be the last. But today I’m sharing with you new-to-me Rolos stuffed inside of oatmeal cookies.

I love oatmeal cookies almost more than any other kind. They’re soft and chewy because of the oats and brown sugar and I love the flavor of cinnamon. With the added chocolate inside they’re SO good!

What makes the best oatmeal cookies?

For me, making oatmeal cookies with brown sugar make them just the best! The flavor of the brown sugar along with the cinnamon is fantastic and I love how brown sugar keeps these soft for days.

oatmeal cookies with rolos on plate

If you want an easy cookie recipe anyone can make, be sure to try this one. These are great plain or with chocolate chips, but I love stuffing candy inside.

If you don’t want to use Rolos you can stuff them with anything you love, like:

  • Mini Snickers
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Or any other candy!

How do you make stuffed oatmeal cookies?

It’s so simple to make this easy cookie recipe.

cookie dough with oats

Simply mix the dough with a mixer. The dough gets stiff so it might be hard to stir by hand.

Do you use quick oats or old fashioned oats in cookies?

I use quick oats in these cookies. I like the texture of quick oats better than old-fashioned.

Did you know that quick oats are simply old-fashioned oats that are pulverized in a food process or blender? You can make your own!

Click here if you prefer old-fashioned oats in oatmeal cookies.

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How do you stuff the cookies with Rolos?

Simply use a cookie scoop to measure out 1 tablespoon of dough. Place a Rolo in the center and then top them with another tablespoon of dough. Roll into a ball and bake!

cookies on cookie sheet

These cookies don’t even need to be chilled which makes them a quick and easy cookie recipe!

Warm from the oven they’re gooey and melty inside!

stack of oatmeal cookies

These were a huge hit with our family. They’re the kind of cookie that you can’t stop eating and just keep going back for more.

How do you store oatmeal cookies?

You can store these on the counter in an airtight container. I also freeze them! Simply store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer for up to a month. They’re just as good defrosted and it means you can have cookies all the time!

Learn how to freeze desserts!

stack of oatmeal cookies with cut open cookie

Other stuffed cookies you’ll like:

These would go great on a cookie tray with:

Rolo Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies

Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies are the best ones! I stuffed our favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Rolos. These are a quick and easy cookie recipe with no chill time!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 40 cookies
Serving Size


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 40 Rolos, depending on cookie size


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the oats.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet. place a Rolo in the center of each scoop and press the dough around the candy to seal. Roll between your palms. Place about 2” apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool five minutes and then remove from pan to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie, oatmeal
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Rolo Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies are a family favorite and are such an easy cookie recipe filled with chocolate and caramel in the BEST Oatmeal Cookie!

Last Updated on October 22, 2019

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  1. Dorothy, these look absolutely delicious. And you’re totally right, they won’t just like you for this, they’re going to love you. If I were Jordan’s new teacher, we’d be BFFs.! The printables are fantastic and love the smart cookie wording. Do you use a circle punch to cut them out? I need to get me some of those and send my kids teachers some treats.

    P.S. I noticed you typo’d ‘school’ in the title as ‘shool’.Just thought you should know.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  2. Gosh, Dorothy…These looks soooo gooood! I think these just may have to be made at my house and stored in the freezer for my morning coffee. 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

  3. if i would have known there was cookies involved i would have been a teacher. 😉

    i am so all over Rolo’s in cookies. Fabulous!

  4. You just described my school years, lol. Love this idea and I have Cadbury milk chocolate caramels to use for it – pinning!

  5. The way to people’s hearts is through their tummys! You know I love these Dorothy, because they are reminiscent of your rolo stuffed PB cookies, which I’ve made and remade about 4 times now. Love the little rolo surprise inside. And oatmeal cookies are my favorite – love the chewy + soft texture oats gives 🙂

  6. Haha, I too was Hermione Granger-esque in school. Treats are definitely my go-to method for making friends 😉 Have you ever read the book The 5 Love Languages? I’m pretty sure they need a sixth language that involves food, because that one is me.

    Hubs just said the other day “Make me a cookie with Rolos!” Maybe I will just make him yours 🙂 Love oatmeal.

  7. I’m drooling. These cookies look ahmaaaazing. Rolos inside oatmeal cookies?? Hello, deliciousness. PS, those printables are adorable. PPS, I was a goody-goody in high school too, but hopefully no one cheated off my history tests.