Rolo cookie cups recipe

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makes: 12 - 16
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • These Rolo cookie cups will have you reaching for the biscuit tin again and again; they are not easy to resist! A soft cookie encases a chewy Rolo centre and it’s a match made in heaven. The children can easily help to make these tempting cookie cups and will especially enjoy mixing and shaping the dough with their hands. You can make a batch of Rolo cookie cups in next to no time and you won’t want to give your last one away!


    • 115g unsalted butter, softened
    • 115g light soft brown sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 225g plain flour
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 12-16 Rolos


    • First of all, lightly grease your baking tins and preheat your oven 170C/325F/Gas mark 3. You can either use a mini muffin tin or a standard bun tin. Mini muffin sized cookie cups will make 16 tasty bites and the bun tin will make 12 slightly larger mouthfuls.

    • Weigh the softened butter and sugar into your mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients together until light and fluffy. An electric whisk will get the job done in just 2-3 minutes but if your child prefers to use a wooden spoon, it will take longer, so make sure the butter is very soft.

    • Now it’s time to mix in the egg. There’s no reason even the youngest child can’t crack the egg; just get them to do it in another bowl. You can then easily pick out any unwanted shell, before adding the egg to the rest of the ingredients.

    • Once your mixture is suitably light and fluffy, it’s time to weigh in the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to bring everything together.

    • Use your hands to gather up small handfuls of dough. Roll the dough into a ball, between your hands, then place a ball into each hole in your tin. This is a great job for your little helper. If their hands get a bit too sticky, simply dust them with a little flour.

    • Leave the round balls of dough as they are and place straight in to the pre-heated oven. Cook mini muffin size for 10 minutes and the slightly larger bun tin size for 12-15 minutes.

    • Before the cookie cups come out of the oven, open up the packets of Rolos and have them laid out, ready to use. The cookie dough will start to firm up as soon as it comes out of the oven, so you will need to be prepared.

    • Once the cookie cups are cooked, take them out of the oven and push a Rolo into the middle of each one, straight away. The cookie cups will be very hot so be careful! Leave the Rolo cookie cups in the tin to cool. If you touch the Rolo centres before they are cold, they will collapse and lose their shape.

    • When the Rolo cookie cups are cold and the centres have set, take out of the tin and scoff!

    Top tip for making Rolo cookie cups

    Try this recipe with other chocolate instead - how about Maltesers or squares of your favourite chocolate bar?

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