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Simple Rolled Holiday Cookies

These Simple Rolled Holiday Cookies are a flavorful, beautiful treat for your family and friends to enjoy; they also make fantastic food gifts for cookies exchanges, teacher gifts, and cookie platters during the holiday season.

These soft and delicious no bake holiday cookies are made with marshmallows, maraschino cherries, shredded coconut, chocolate and walnuts. Just slice and serve for an easy dessert. They are the perfect bring-along contribution to any winter parties you are attending.

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What is an example of a Rolled Cookie?

Traditional rolled cookies would be sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies. The dough is soft and easily rolled to create cutout shapes. These Rolled Holiday Cookies fall in the category of rolled cookies as well as holiday log dessert.

The no bake cookie dough is soft but hearty like a traditional cookie dough, but the traditional style to serve them is in cutouts from a rolled log.

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This is a family recipe that was made every year by Linda, my sister in law. She had marked all her favorite recipes for Christmas treats, these Chocolate Roll Cookies were always a holiday staple at our family parties.

Sadly, she passed early in life but I have several of her recipes on this blog. She left a wonderful legacy of love and generosity that we are happy to share with all of you. Every Christmas she would bake and bake and BAKE! Load her treats onto festive trays and give them away to her friends and family.

Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies
Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies

What are the most popular Christmas Cookies in America?

Based on a nationwide survey done by Betty Crocker, Americas favorite Christmas cookie is the Peanut Butter Blossom. These scrumptious peanut butter cookies are topped with the iconic Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss candy.

Others that follow include the traditional Sugar Cookie, Russian Tea Cookies, Easy Spritz Cookies, Crinkle Cookies, and of course, the well loved Gingerbread Cookies.

If you are looking for more delicious holiday cookies click any of the links below

Can you make Rolled Holiday Cookies ahead of time?

This is a perfect make ahead cookie recipe for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. The ease of a no bake dough and the simplistic style of these soft treats make them a breeze.

  • The Chocolate Cookie Roll can be frozen, thawed enough to slice off what you need and refrozen.
  • Keep it well wrapped to avoid freezer burn.
  • Keep the Cookie Roll covered in the fridge once thawed.
  • It will stay fresh several days when stored in the fridge and wrapped tightly in plastic wrap to prevent the dough from drying out.
Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies

Why is my Holiday Cookie Roll sticky?

This Rolled Holiday Cookie log needs to stay chilled throughout the process of forming and slicing. If the cookie roll becomes sticky, place it in the fridge for 15 minutes allowing it to chill. Be sure to slice it with a very thin sharp knife and only when the cookie log is chilled throughout.

Can I substitute ingredients in the Rolled Holiday Cookies?

Yes, substitutions can easily be made to suite your preferences or particular dietary needs.

  • Substitute or omit the walnuts if desired
  • Dark chocolate chips can be used for a much richer flavor
  • Colored mini marshmallows could be used to fit another theme. Pastel marshmallows would fit an Easter event or springtime party
  • Maraschino cherries could be swapped out for your choice of dried fruit.
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Chocolate Rolled Holiday Cookies Recipe:

Linda found this, and many of her other fantastic baked goods in the recipe book Company’s Coming by Jean Pare.

I found this site called Eat Your Books that allows you to find the recipes without buying the books if you like. Purchase The Book on Amazon Company’s coming by Jane Peré

Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies

Simple Rolled Holiday Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Simple Choclate Rolled Holiday Cookies are easy to make, freeze well and make a tasty, colorful addition to your holiday table! Enjoy the ease of a made ahead roll of NO BAKE cookies you just slice as needed and serve!


  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg-beaten
  • 1 Cup confectioners Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups mini marshmallows-colored or white
  • 1/2 Cup Maraschino Cherries, well drained and quartered
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts-chopped small
  • 2 Cups fine shredded coconut-for coating the roll


  1. Melt Chocolate chips and butter in a 4 quart sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add egg, confectioners sugar, marshmallows, cherries and walnuts. Stir until thoroughly mixed
  4. Cool until handlelable(I chilled mine in the fridge 15 minutes)
  5. Lay plastic wrap out on the counter and pour the cookie doungh onto the plastic wrap.Form into a roll.
  6. If still very loose, refrigerate another 15 minutes.
  7. Pour the coconut shreds evenly onto the clean counter in a wide rectangle.
  8. Roll the dough in the coconut until it is evenly and thoroughly covered. Cover the roll in plastic.
  9. Return to refrigerator until the dough firms into a solid log. I put mine on a cookie sheet in the fridge.
  10. Cut thinly with a sharp knife and serve on tray.


This dough freezes well so you can make it ahead and serve quickly!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 42mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 1g

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These simple rolled holiday cookies are a flavorful, beautiful Christmas treat. The flavors and textures of marshmallow, cherries, and coconut all enveloped in a soft chocolate cookie create a delicious holiday dessert.

Recipe Source: Company’s Coming by Jean Pare


Monday 18th of December 2023

I made these just as written and they are delicious. I am adding these rolled cookies to my Christmas must make every year list.


Monday 18th of December 2023

Hi Vickey, Thanks so much for dropping this lovely review for these cookies. Happy Holidays!


Monday 30th of December 2019

Thank you so much for this recipe. I made them in High School Home Ec. class but lost the recipe. So easy to make and delightful to serve.


Monday 30th of December 2019

Hi Suzanne, Lol. It's an oldy but goody from Jane Pare. Love her stuff. Glad you found it. Happy holidays!

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Thursday 3rd of December 2015

[…] I made Holiday candies and Mom made holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies for this year’s holiday season. We have several other cookie recipes you may enjoy as well. […]


Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

These look great, I pinned them for later!


Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

Thank you Sara, I hope you'll let us know how you enjoy them!

Yigit @ Swanky Recipes

Sunday 29th of November 2015

Really interesting idea. Looking so delicious. Thanks


Sunday 29th of November 2015

Thank you Yigit!

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