July 20, 2012

What is it about the simple deliciousness of snickerdoodles? Snickerdoodles = happy sweet treat feelings. A caramel center is the perfect remix to this classic cookie. And Rolo’s are just the way to do it.

This is the littlest effort ever required for a quite fanciful cookie.

Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodles
Makes 16 cookies

1 batch perfect snickerdoodle dough
16 rolo candies
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare snickerdoodle dough.

Shape dough into 1 and 1/2 inch balls, folding a rolo into center

Stir together sugar and cinnamon and spread on to a plate. Press dough balls into cinnamon and sugar.

Slightly flatten dough balls and arrange on a lined baking sheet.

Bake for 7-8 minutes.

Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodles from Rachel Schultz

4.6 from 5 reviews
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare snickerdoodle dough.
  3. Shape dough into 1 and ½ inch balls, folding a rolo into center
  4. Stir together sugar and cinnamon and spread on to a plate. Press dough balls into cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Slightly flatten dough balls and arrange on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes.


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  • Anna

    I have heard if you place a rollo on top of a cookie that just comes out of the oven it will melt and you can spread the top of the cookie with roll
    Do you think the rollo would melt enough to spread?

  • Anonymous


  • Absolutely stunning! Thank you on a detailed impressive recipe!

  • Nice snicked doodle. Can I make it without an oven?

  • Rainbeaux

    I found that 7 minutes was not enough time to melt the rolo. Ended up with a soft cookie & a hard center. Substituted chocolate chips the second time, added 3 minutes and they were perfect!

  • Jen

    I made these following your snickerdoodle recipe and subbed out the flour for a store bought gluten free flour blend and they turned out great. I did have to add a little extra, as the dough was super sticky. Probable about a quarter cup extra and let the dough rest for about ten minutes before warping around a rollo. They weren’t as flat as those in the picture, but still super yummy. Thanks!

  • Holly

    Do you think you could also put the Rolo in chocolate chip dough minus the chips? Thanks!

  • Heather

    What state are you in that your grocery stores sell snick doodle dough? I’m in Plymouth Ma and I’ve never seen it before.

    • Anonymous

      Wal-mart has a dry mix in the baking asile

  • Vicki

    Where did you find the prepared snickerdoodle dough?

    • Anonymous

      They sell premafe in most cookie section at the super market

  • Mary Ellen

    Will these freeze well?

  • Anonymous

    why are they so flat snicker doodles are suppose to be plump.

    • Anonymous

      I hate fluffy snickerdoodles. The flatter, the better. My mom always said, “I don’t know why people would make cake-like cookies. If I want a cake, I’ll make a cake. Cookies should be thin, soft, and chewy.”

    • Anonymous

      Butter got warm!

  • Lisa

    After stuffing rolo in dough, did you still roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture?

    • Rachel Schultz


  • Denise

    Awesome…made these tonight with my daughter for Thanksgiving treat…just delish! (PS…wish I would have read comments on the parchment paper but …Live and Learn) Still an awesome recipe! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you Denise, Happy Thanksgiving!

      • Jean Henry

        I could only find miniature rolos. Did you use regular ones?

        • Rachel Schultz

          I use regular.

        • Anonymous


  • Sherry

    I really do not like Snicker doodles. My kids don’t either, but we love Rolo’s! Do you think this would work with chip cookie dough and leave out the chocolate chips of course. Or maybe a sugar cookie dough?

    • Rachel Schultz


  • Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed
    in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Many thanks

  • Jenn

    I just made these for my dad as a Birthday treat. They were fabulous but, had a really hard time getting them off cookie sheet. It seemed like the carmel from Rolo causing the issue. Any suggestions? I used the store bought Snickerdoodle dough did that cause them to stick?? Would love to make these again if they were easier to get remove. Thanks for sharing!

    • Anonymous

      Try lining your cookie sheet with parchment paper. Works like a charm!

    • Anonymous

      parchment paper will help not to stick

  • Faith

    Here is a recipe I thought u would like

  • Tianna Benson

    I tried this recipe and love love love it!!! Has no artificial color or flavors witch my daughter has an allergy to. I brought some to work with me and gave a plate full to my downstairs renters, the response was the same from everyone ” OMG these are so good”. Needless to say it was a huge hit and the best of all my daughter and I had a lot of fun making them together.. Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Anonymous

    they look..yummmmmy

  • Pam Tucker

    Just tried these amazing cookies and they came out perfect! My family has a new favorite! I almost used my usual snickerdoodle recipe instead of yours (because it’s never failed me); at the last minute decided to go with yours…You are SO right! It is perfection! Thanks a million!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Pam! Glad to hear it :)

  • Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and finally got
    the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic work!

  • Marie

    I find snicker doodles a boring cookie but will definitely do this one.!

  • For the stuffed cookies do you roll the cookies in the cinnamon/sugar mixture?

    • Rachel Schultz


  • Lainie

    I don’t really like snickerdoodles, but I used your idea with store bought chocolate chip cookie dough and before I put them in the oven, I sprinkled the cookie dough balls with a little sea salt. The whole thing was mess free, easy, and required only 3 ingredients and resulted in possibly the best cookie my husband and I have ever tasted.

  • heather marie

    A couple of the guys at my office have a gluten allergy, but one of them love rolos.
    Do you have any advice or hints about making the snickerdoodles gluten-free? I contemplated substituting gluten-free flour instead of the regular flour, but I’m not sure if it would change the recipe drastically.

    • Paige

      Heather, your could pick up a gluten free snickerdoodle mix (or a sugar cookie mix & add cinnoman & nutmeg), also double check the rolos ingredients, I know the minis are made with wheat glucose (so no not gluten free), but I thnk the regular ones are ok. You are an awesome co-worker for thinking of them!

      • Anonymous

        Glucose is sugar. .. gluten is in wheat. Glucose is safe for gluten allergies.

        • Anonymous

          Yes but this is wheat glucose.

          • Anonymous

            glucose is sugar, gluten is protein. Sure, wheat glucose is made from wheat, but it is highly processed and refined (like corn syrup), to the point where the origin starch is no longer relevant (wheat glucose = corn glucose = rice glucose, etc).
            Gluten, on the other hand, is a protein. Glucose does not contain gluten. Wheat glucose will not trigger gluten problems.

  • Vinna

    I would love to make these but I never heard of Snickerdoole , what is it ??/ I think it maybe some kind of a cookie ?

  • Anonymous


  • JJ

    Made these this afternoon after finding it on Pinterest, I followed the Perfect Snickerdoodle recipe and then the Rolo Snickerdoodle instructions, but had a bit of a problem with the Rolo trying to escape out of the bottom, so had to let them cool completely before removing them from the silicone, how can I combat the leakage problem ??
    They are delicious tho and my other half reckons there’s nothing wrong with them, I can see there being a fight over them !!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Dust the rolos with flour first and it will help keep them in the center. Thanks for writing!

  • What genuinely encouraged u to create “Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodles”?

    I actuallyhonestly liked the post! Thanks for your effort -Alejandra

    • Rachel Schultz

      Actually this idea blossomed from a different idea gone wrong.

  • Lauren

    I made these last night and since it was a spur of the moment decision I used store bought sugar cookie dough. I lined the cookie sheet with parchment paper and had no problem with them sticking (even without tossing the Rolos in flour)

  • These look soooo DELICIOUS!!! I can’t wait to give them a try. Rolo candy in a cookie. Now that is a good cookie! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Mel

      These are AMAZING!! I made about 4 dozen for Christmas and they were GONE in a matter of SECONDS!! Definately a hit at my house

      • Rachel Schultz

        That’s great to hear! Thanks.

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome!

  • I made these last night and they turned out great and are DELICIOUS!!! I used your Perfect Snickerdoodle recipe too. Thank you so much for sharing – helped satisfy my sweet tooth last night :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome! Glad to hear it.

  • Dee

    Allow to cool thoroughly before attempting to remove from baking sheet. This is an important step. We at our house love to eat the warm gooey cookies right out of the oven, however, the cookies I normally bake are chocolate chip. Be aware if you eat these right out of the oven molten hot carmel goo may or may not fall onto your bare skin and burn you! :-) I would suggest waiting 5-10 minutes before serving these delicious little wonders.!. Followed the home made recipe link for the snicker doodles and added the rolos and my husband is in love. Thank you for this neat idea.

    • Rachel Schultz

      This is so true!

    • Renee

      Can you please tell my how to make the dough for the rolos

  • That looks insanely good! I’ve never heard of snickerdoodles, but they look pretty easy to make.

  • Hi Rachel! I stumbled on your blog via Pinterest and this recipe. Love it! I tried it out with a little peanut butter twist on my blog. They turned our great but I can’t wait for my next batch with the Snickerdoodle dough.

    Love your blog!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks, Brittany! I checked out your blog too.

  • Julie

    I dusted the Rolos in flour prior to wrapping them in dough, then rolled the entire ball in sugar-cinnamon, baked them on parchment paper & they came out scrumptious! I can’t wait to send them, along with other goodies, to my son who is in the Army!

    • Dot

      I almost didn’t make these because of what people were saying about the sticking. Glad I persevered. I read the comments and decided to try some hints. I added 1 tsp. of Cream of Tartar, dusted the Rolos in flour, rolled the balls in the cinnamon sugar before flattening them out as they were a little sticky, then put the Rolo inside and covered it up and then rolled it back into a ball. I think the last step of rolling again made the difference. No sticking or oozing or anything. They came out perfect. I used a Tablespoon cookie scoop and got 55 delish cookies. Thanks.

      • Christine

        I followed what Dot did and they came out perfect. This cookie will be on my Christmas Cookie list each year. Thank you and Merry Christmas



    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, I think that would work well.

  • Anonymous

    I followed instructions and mine came out delish… Only thing is the center of mine does not look like picture. It is hard not gooey as shown. Maybe my oven is hotter? Or maybe they harden after cooling no matter what and picture is right out of oven? Either way they r relish.

    I rolled candy in flour as comments suggested.

    Made mistake of sprraying olive oil on baking sheet bc I didn’t have parchment paper and saw many comments about sticking to pan. I don’t know what got into me doing that! It made cookies a little greasy! :(

  • Christy

    I am making these in a mini muffin tin. So they turn out like a cookie cup. They are for a Christmas cookie exchange. I am rolling them in colored sugar too!

  • Sheena

    I did these last night… I may have made them too big? My cookies came out very fluffy and not flat… So more cookie than rolo. Should I just use less dough? I used your snicker doodle recipe. Thanks!!! They did turn out delish tho!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Try using 1 teaspoon cream of tartar!

  • im definitely trying these for a church Christmas party this sunday! (and i find it weird that so many people asked about what snickerdoodles are!)

  • Kristin

    YUMMY!!! I listened to Christmas music and made these and they are DELISH! I read most of the comments first and heeded the advice about rolling the rolos in flour first. I also sprayed the cookie sheet to avoid sticking and put them upside down on the cooling rack. I’m bringing some to work tomorrow for my Secret Santa! THANKS!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome. Those are all great tips.

  • Michelle

    I just finished making these cookies. I was expecting them to stick like some of the reviews mentioned but they came off the cookie sheet easily. I rolled these cookies in cinnamon and sugar. These were super easy and yummy. Thank you!!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome, Michelle!

  • Danna

    Oh my! I made these for our office and everyone wanted the recipe!! I did dust the rolos with flour as suggested. I also placed the cookies UPSIDE down on a cooling rack so all that caramel goodness didn’t drip out. I went out and bought MORE Rolos today to make another batch!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great to hear!

  • Oh dear Lord! I think I just died and went to heaven! Amazing idea – Thanks Rachel!

    Trisha Xx

  • Has anyone ever tried making these with the jumbo rolo’s? If so how big did you make them and how did they turn out? I couldn’t find regular or mini rolo’s.

  • Savy

    how long do you bake them for?

    • Anonymous

      14 minutes. It says that up there between two pictures.

  • Candace

    Made these tonight using your snickerdoodle recipe. They were amazing! The dough was way better than store bought and so easy to make. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper and had no issues with sticking. My son has just about devoured half the batch! Thanks for such a great recipe!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great to hear! You’re welcome..

  • Anonymous

    A tip I learned for chocolate chip cookies worked well for this recipe too. Coat the rolos in a light dusting of flour. This will help keep the rolos “afloat” as the cookies bake. Also make sure that you use wax paper on the cookie sheet, and change it after each time.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great tip. Thanks!

  • Jody

    Ok made these tonight and had to throw the first batch away because they were stuck to the paper!! Ugh! Second batch done with no paper and came out better. We added pecans to the top of the cookie to add a little something extra.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great idea! Kind of like a turtle… I may try this.

  • A

    Am I the only one who could not get these suckers off the baking sheet? Followed every step just the way that is listed and I ended up with cookies that would not come off the sheet. The ones that did look like I decided to sit on them for a bit. Don’t get me wrong they taste wonderful but they look like they were the first cookies I have ever tried to make.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Try coating the rolos in flour. It will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cookie and sticking to the pan!

  • Ruth

    My M-I-L Makes these but she uses mini snickers for snicker snicker doodles lol

    • Rachel Schultz

      Haha! Well that makes sense :)

  • Jeretta Hall

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! And super easy! I just have one question. In other recipes, they all froze the rolos before baking. Did you have to freeze them? It would be a great time saver if I could just unwrap them and get to baking! Thanks!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Nope! And this is the original :)


  • Anonymous


  • Penny C.

    Made these tonight, OMG they are so good! And the easiest cookie that I have ever made. This is the Snickerdoodle recipe that I used.

    • Penny C.

      If you use the cookie recipe that I used, you will need a 12 ounce bag of Rolos.

      • Penny C.

        A small melon baller works great to make sure that you get the correct amount of cookie dough.

  • Becky

    Hi i know this is leading away from the main thing- a snickerdoodle but i have no idea what one is and live in the uk so dont know if i can even buy them here! Could you do this recipe with normal biscuit mixture?? Thanks xx

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  • parker

    tried these with 1/2 a reisen candy in each – also delicious!!

  • Amy

    FYI pillsbury has instructions on their website on how to turn their sugar cookie dough into snickerdoodles. I followed their recipe, added the rolos, and they turned out great.

    • Rachel Schultz

      so helpful. thank you


  • Vicki

    Any suggestions as to stores that carry snickerdoodle cookie dough? I’d love to find it!

    • deborah shivers

      I bet if you used the mini cupcake pan they would turn out really great …I use it for my peanut butter cookie with the hershey kiss …yum

      • Rachel Schultz

        love it!


      • Michelle

        Has anybody tried this in a mini cupcake pan? How did they do? Any adjustments needed for the recipe?

    • Rachel Schultz

      I think Kroger does!


    • Ron

      Just buy plain sugar cookie dough, and sprinkle cinnamon on it..that is all a snickerdoodle is..

    • Pat

      Giant does!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the great and easy recipe! I rolled mine in extra cinnamon and sugar and they are delish! I also made a second batch with peanut butter cookie dough. They turned out very good too.

  • meli

    i couldn’t find snickerdoodle dough so i bought the regular sugar cookie dough and they turned out amazing. thank you for the yummy idea. i hope you don’t mind i linked you on my fb. :)

  • Nichole

    I made these but they turned out crispy and all the rolos pretty much oozed out so they stuck to the pan. I did use non stick spray but they still stuck :( I used mini rolos but I’m guessing maybe I didn’t have enough dough around them. Any suggestions? Btw, the couple that did turn out ok were tasty!

  • now I’m craving rolos hehe :)

  • Anonymous

    Making these now using the snickerdoodle recipe posted (meant to add vanilla but forgot) but with Milk Duds instead of Rolos. Hoping they turn out!

  • Lizz

    Being Scottish, I too didn’t know what a snicker doodle was. But reading through your remarks and comments, and the kind lady who gave the recipe for snicker doodles, I am definitely going to try these out! If they are as delicious as they sound, I will be giving them as home baked gifts!

  • Anonymous

    My husband thinks you are brilliant!

    • I laughed pretty heartily at this :) I blushed and it brightened my day. Haha. I even read it out loud to David.


  • Lynn

    Made these for a gathering yesterday. Used the mini Rollos & Peanut butter cups (makes more, smaller cookies–and no unwrapping) and used sugar cookie dough since it was all that was available. They were a big hit. We couldn’t come to an agreement over which one was better–so that’s a good sign!

  • Crysty Cornett

    Great tips. Thanks for
    Inspiring others ~

  • Karla

    I couldn’t wait to make these- my husband loves Rolo’s. I didn’t find Snickerdoodle dough so I uses chocolate chip dough! It was yummy!!! Thanks for the idea

  • Have you tried freezing them? This is a great idea! Thank you!

    • I’ve never tried it, but if you do, please let me know how it works out!


  • Anonymous

    I used sugar cookie dough… deeeelish!!

  • What a nice surprise in the middle! These look fantastic!! :)

  • Debi

    These were so easy and so delicious! I used sugar cookies as my store was out of snickerdoodles. I also rolled mine in sugar before baking them and they were a huge hit with my family! Thank you for sharing!

    • Great idea to roll in sugar. Happy to hear the family loved it.


  • Lynn

    Mu son said these were the best cookies. This coming from a 14 year old.

  • joanne

    could you use mini reeses peanut butter cups instead of rolos

  • Maggie Cuthill

    So relieved i’m not the only one that didn’t know what Snickerdoodles were.Was thinking i’d had a deprived childhood :) until l saw the comments.Thanks so much for the recipe,can’t wait to try it on the grandkids yummmmmy .

    • Not deprived! Probably just healthier : ) Hope they go over well with the grandkids!


  • Anonymous

    I just bought the miniature rollos already unwrapped at Target. One ingredient that makes the Snickerdoodle recipe different than a sugar cookie rolled in cinammon sugar is the Cream of Tartar in the dough.

    • Great suggestion! I may just have to try it :) Thanks for reading.


  • Kayla Adonetti

    Making these now!! Smells so good :))

  • I refrigerate my (any) homemade dough for a few hours, roll the cookie into a ball, cook 25′ lower and for a few minutes less – they continue to cook when they come out of the oven… they are still golden brown, but always thicker and chewier… works awesome with cocunut macaroons and all sorts of chocolate chip cookies!!!

  • Anonymous

    The new mini Rolos make this even easier because you don’t have to unwrap them.

  • Michelle

    What receipe do you use for homemade snickerdoodles? My mom has a receipe that tastes great but the cookies always harden too much when they cool.

    • Anonymous

      Try adding a tsp of cornstarch. Ive started using it in my chocolate chip cookie recipe and it leaves my cookies a lot fluffier and softer! O, and undercook the cookies by like 1 min. That helps keep them softer.

    • I used a store-bought dough and it stayed quite soft. I’ll put my radar up for a good recipe, though. Thanks for asking this question, I’ve been meaning to find one.


      • Anonymous

        I come from the heart of Amish country, and this Amish Snickerdoodle recipe is my favorite!

        1 c. butter, softened
        1 1/2 c. sugar
        2 eggs
        2 3/4 cups flour
        2 tsp. cream of tartar
        1 tsp. baking soda
        1/2 tsp. salt
        Sugar & cinnamon to roll dough

        Cream shortening & sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Gradually stir into creamed mixture. Chill dough 2 hours or more (note: I rarely chill the dough!). Form into balls the size of large walnuts. Roll each ball into a mixture of sugar & cinnamon. (The recipe doesn’t list specific amounts of this… just blend it together to suit your own taste.)
        Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes. (Don’t bake them too long or they get too crunch… a good snickerdoodle is nice and soft!)

        • Great recipe! The Amish have perfected many things. Thanks so much for reading and your comment.


        • Rita

          They came out great.Thanks for the recipe.

          • Wonderful! So glad you liked them. Thanks for reading.


        • Amy Manship

          I am confused because the recipe called for butter but you said Cream shortening & sugar. Which one to use butter or shortening?

        • Anonymous

          @Amy, this Amish recipe is almost identical to the one from the 1963 Betty Crocker “Cooky Book,” which calls for “1 cup shortening (part butter or margarine),” though I prefer my cookies with all butter.

        • Anonymous

          That is exactly the recipe I’ve used for years except I add 2 teaspoons of vanilla. My family loves these!!

    • Anonymous

      Another tip to keep them soft is to put them in an airtight container, cover them with a peice of waxed paper and put a slice of bread on top, then cover with the lid. I do this all the time. The bread will harden, but the cookies will stay soft. :-)

    • The recipe I use for snickerdoodles just comes from a Betty Crocker cookbook, and they stay nice and soft. But I do cook for the minimum time or even a minute less, as the previous post mentioned.

  • These look so good and easy!

  • Could you use sugar cookies? Because my son is allergic to cinnamon and can’t have it in the house.

  • Caroline

    What is snickerdoodle? Is that a type of cookie dough?

    • Yes, snickerdoodle is a type of cookie, it’s a fairly simple dough that is rolled in cinnamon and sugar before being baked. So soft and SO good!

    • Yes, snickerdoodle is like a sugar cookie, rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Thanks for your comment.


  • What are snickerdoodles?

    • Snickerdoodles are much like a sugar cookie that has been rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Very yummy!


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