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Pumpkin Toffee Chip and Rolo Chunk Cookies

There is nothing quite like the sweet smell of pumpkin and chocolate baking away in the oven! These soft, one bowl simple cookies will have the family jumping for joy πŸ™‚

Take a look and enjoy!!

Start with a yellow cake mix into a large mixing bowl.

Add a fabulous can of pumpkin.

Give it a nice mix, like so.

I kinda LOVE these mini chips, however any chocolate chips will do the trick.

Add a good 2 cups to the bowl.

Stop and take a photo of this pile of deliciousness πŸ™‚

I added about 1 cup of toffee chips.


Break out the Rolo’s. Twenty to be exact πŸ™‚

Give em’ a nice chop.

Add them to your bowl.


One more good mix!

Time for the baking sheet.

Now, these won’t spread too much, so no need to leave too much space in between each cookie.

Soft, cake-like and chocolatey perfect. Enjoy!


Pumpkin Toffee Chip and Rolo Chunk Cookies

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix

One 15 ounce can Pumpkin (I used Libby’s)

2 cups mini chocolate chips

1 cup toffee chips

1 1/2 cups chopped Rolo’s

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silpat liner.

2. Place cake mix and pumpkin into a large bowl, mix to combine. Stir in chocolate chips, toffee chips and Rolo’s, mixing until combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-17 minutes until cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies


Hope you enjoy! Come back soon πŸ™‚


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  1. 1

    Two of my fave candies are Rolos and Heath Bars! Combined with choc chips and pumpkin…oh, I’d love to be your dishwasher in exchange for your leftovers. Gorgeous pics, as usual, too Jenny!

    And happy Anniversary!! Loved your IG feed from the weekend!

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    Kathryn says:

    Anything with toffee and chocolate in immediately gets my attention! These look awesome!

  3. 3

    Now I am really regretting that I decided not to buy a bag of rolos at the grocery store yesterday!

  4. 4

    these may take the cake for pumpkin cookies i’ve seen lately… wow.

  5. 5

    This are so fun! Love this idea!

  6. 6

    I love using cake mixes to make cookies – especially this time of year when life just seems to get busy! These sound like a great Thanksgiving-time cookie, Jenny!

  7. 7

    That sure is a lot of candy!

  8. 8

    i’m loving how chunky these are – the cookies are just a gateway for extra candy πŸ˜‰

  9. 9

    Holy crap! Am I allowed to say that? These look fabulous!

  10. 10

    Those pictures should be illegal–they look WAAAY too good!!

    Loving all the candy you have stuffed in those.

  11. 11

    OH goodness! You had me at “Pumpkin”! ;D Lol! Mm, but throw in those Rolo’s and I’m completely and utterly HOOKED!!!

    I was wondering if you had any tips on how this might work with a gluten-free cake mix (Betty Crocker)? My dad is gluten-intolerant and so sometimes I like to use the GF cake mixes when convenient so he can have some treats too. πŸ˜‰

    Can’t wait to give this one a try! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites!!! I’m always looking forward to your next recipe! πŸ˜€ HeHe!

    ~Miss Rachel~

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    Maria says:

    Love the candy add ins!

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    MissKris says:

    I’m definitely going to make these, but I was thinking of adding pumpkin pie spice to the mix. How much do you think? I don’t want to overdo it.

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    MissKris says:

    Or, could you sub canned pumpkin pie filling for the canned pumpkin?

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    Would you like some cookie with your candy? πŸ˜€

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    Larissa says:

    Wow – these look yummy! I made some chocolate chip cookies over the weekend and the Halloween candy bowl sitting on the counter called me over. I put mini Three Musketeers in a few cookies, mini Snickers in a few, chopped fun size MilkyWay’s and put half into a few, and put a random Hershey’s kiss in one. My son would have inhaled them…I had to ration him! LOL I tried a couple (cut in half) both warm and the next day. Yum!! If I were making these pumpkin toffee rolo chippers, I’d use a little less of the chips and toffee pieces so there is more cookie. I’m sure they’ll be good either way! I also successfully made the pumpkin vanilla cinnamon roll sheet cake twice – once with a homemade cake mix and once with the store bought mix. Great both ways!

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    Tania says:

    Oh my … these not only look easy but they look totally yummy, I’ll be making these for sure, thanks so much for the recipe.

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    Deborah says:

    I love a good one-bowl cookie! Add in rolos, and I’m all in!!

  20. 20

    Oh my word. These look like heaven. Chocolate and toffee AND Rolos? Girl, you have lost your mind!

  21. 21
    Anna says:

    I JUST made the double pumpkin kissed chocolate chunk cookies this past weekend and absolutely LOVE them!! NOW I HAVE to make these!! I love all your recipes and can’t wait to surprise people with them!!

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    Savorique says:

    The surface of the baked cookie makes it look like it was still raw!

  23. 23

    Rolo’s in your cookies? I will have to add some to cookies when I go home for Christmas. I have never thought of that! They are my Dad’s favorite!

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    Maureen says:

    These look amazing. I’m a college student without a kitchen so I haven’t had a chance to try these, but I did already blog about them!

    I can’t wait to try these… I love all of your pumpkin recipes!!

  25. 25

    Oh how I love a cookie loaded with chocolate goodness!

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    Sandra says:

    Absolutely sinful!

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    Jessica Sieber says:

    Making them right now! The assembly is so easy and they smell delish! My 4year old son had an easy time with this one!! Thanks love this Blog!,

  28. 28

    You have a wonderful sense of what will appeal to the masses! I already use spice cake mix and pumpkin (plus 1 c water) for cake or cupcakes. These additions take it one step beyond…

  29. 29

    Oh yum! I love cookies made with cake mix!

  30. 30
    Sue says:

    Love the simplicity and the fact that it has a whole can of pumpkin~yum!

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    Sally says:

    Rolos in cookies. Pumpkin cookies, to be precise. Absolutely genius!

  32. 32

    Oh wow these cookies look/sound all kinds of awesome!

  33. 33
    katie hadfield says:

    WOW they Look Amazing Jen!!!

  34. 34

    Whoa…these cookies look epic! Love the addition of the Rolos – YUM!

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    MikeVFMK says:

    Jenny, you rock the candy bar cookies. This looks ridonkulous. And I want a few with a glass of milk right now.

  36. 36

    Decadence at another level!

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    Charlie says:

    So many good things in one cookie! And 5 ingredients! Someone is making cookies tonight ;).

  39. 39

    I can’t believe how easy this recipe sounds … and all the yummy chocolateness *yumm* Delicious.mounds.of.thick.fluffy.goodness πŸ™‚

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  41. 41

    These look amazing! I love the addition of the Rolo’s……great idea.

  42. 42
    Dusti says:

    OMG heaven. Can’t wait to make these for the holidays.

  43. 43

    now that is what I call a cookie!! looks delicious!

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    Kasey says:

    These are fabulous and so easy to make! I just made them yesterday and I can’t belive how easy they are! And they look beautiful too! Thank you for this awesome recipe πŸ™‚

  46. 46
    Rachelle says:

    Whoa! Those look gooooood! Loving all your recipes for desserts. I have quite a sweet tooth!

  47. 47

    Such FUN cookies Jenny πŸ™‚

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    Kristie says:

    So..I made these and the Rolo’s melted out of the cookie. They look horrible. (taste good though) what did I do wrong?

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      Trish Barton says:

      I had the same problem. They taste delicious, but definitely don’t look like the cookies pictured. I’m going to try to turn down the temperature on my oven 25 degrees and let them sit out on the pan they cooked in and see if that helps.

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    Andrea says:

    I am in the middle of baking these right now. I couldn’t find plain toffee chips, so I just chopped up some Heath bars (but who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate!?) I had the same problem as Kristie and the Rolos kind of exploded and burnt around the edges of the cookie. Definitely not the pretties cookies, but they do taste good. I will try to clean up the edges once they’ve cooled off!

  51. 51

    Loved easy and I thought the best part was having the rolos fall around the edges because when I pulled the, from the Silpat it was chocolaty goodness! Yumm

  52. 52
    cassie says:

    Could you also use whit cake mix? Any reason you specified yellow? I have a box of whit on-hand I am looking to find a recipe for.

  53. 53
    Taylor says:

    I made these tonight..delicious! The parchment paper on cookie sheets is definitely recommended, as some of the rolo caramel & toffee will seep out of the cookie when baking and stick to the paper. I also used a mini scoop and they turned out the perfect size. Lastly, my rubber stapula kind of stuck when I tried to get the cookies off the sheet, so I switched to a fork and it worked much better.

  54. 54
    Lorna says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! Made these last night! I could not believe how incredibly yummy these were. Especially with such minimal amount of ingredients. The worst part was unwrapping the rolos! I brought them to a get together and the kids went nuts. I have to admit half the kids were gaga over them and the other half were just so-so. My husband and I couldn’t stop eating them.

    To respond to the person who said the rolos came oozing out after baking, that happened on a couple of the cookies. I just cut off the hard, caramel-y part and it was great.

    My one recommendation is that I would make them on the smaller side next time. They are so gooey and hard to pick up when bigger. Maybe it was my fault and I didn’t cook them long enough, but that would be the only change I would make – making them smaller.

    Incredible recipe and definitely one of your best!

  55. 55

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    Michelle says:

    I have been baking from this website for months now, but this is my first comment. These cookies were soo easy to make an delicious. I made them for work on Thanksgiving and my co-workers LOVED them. They keep asking me to make more! Thanks for the great recipes πŸ™‚

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    N.G. says:

    Help! I am making these right now and they’re just too soft. I even baked them much longer than the suggested time limit. I want to give out some cookie platters (locally) and mail some (one in state and one out of state), and I don’t know if the pumpkin cookies I made will hold up on the mailing journey.

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    Alex says:

    This may be a silly question, but when you have your recipes where you use a box cake, do you follow the directions on the box prior to mixing with your recipe? Sometimes I do and it turns how perfect. But other times it looks nothing like your ending result when I do! Thanks!

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    Lauren says:

    I was pretty disappointed with there. I’m not sure cake mix is really the best medium for these cookies…maybe they would be better suited as mini cupcakes? It was very difficult to tell when they were done, because the appearance looks so raw. As others mentioned, the rolos seep out and burn at the edges. A great concept, but cake mix is definitely not the right vehicle here. For starters, cake mix has far more leavening than cookies need, a VERY different ratio of sugar to flour, and uses all white sugar (where most cookies use a mix of white and brown to achieve optimal texture). Might make good cupcakes, but not cookies.

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    April says:

    I feel like this is probably a dumb question but do we prepare the cake mix as directed with eggs/oil/etc. or just using the flour-y mix plus pumpkin to get our consistency?

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    Nicole S. says:

    Can you make these into bars? If so, what would I need to do differently? Thanks!

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    Betty says:

    Just made these cookies this morning…very yummy and they are already mostly gone. Good thing they are easy to make.

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