Holiday cookie hack: Stuff snickerdoodles with candy for a tastier treat

I have always loved cookies, but I love them even more when those cookies are stuffed with chocolate-caramel candy. It’s like a little candy surprise hidden in the middle of each and every soft, sugar cinnamon-coated cookie.

I used Rolos in my cookies, but you can use any candy you adore, really — mini Snickers, Reese’s cups or even Junior Mints. This cookie is versatile and a breeze to make. You’ll love every single bite, and they might just become your new holiday favorite.

caramel candy stuffed snickerdoodle cookies
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Rolo-stuffed snickerdoodle cookies recipe

Yields 24

Prep time: 15 minutes | Bake time: 10 minutes per tray | Total time: 55 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1-3/4 cups white sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Mini Rolo candies


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or Silpat liners. Set aside.
  2. To the bowl of an electric mixer, add the butter and 1-1/2 cups of sugar. Mix for about 3 minutes to cream the mixture.
  3. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly between additions.
  4. To a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and kosher salt. Whisk together to combine.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the mixer, and mix until combined.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and the cinnamon.
  7. Scoop out a tablespoon of dough, stick a Rolo in the middle, and top with another tablespoon of dough. Meld together, and slightly flatten. Roll in cinnamon sugar, and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes per tray or until crispy around the edges.

14 Unbelievably easy 3-ingredient cookies that make holiday baking a breeze

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