Cinnamon Caramel-Filled Mocha Cookies & A SILPAT GIVEAWAY! (Giveaway Closed!)

I wouldn’t say I’m “new” to the baking world, but in a way, I am.

There’s so much more I have yet to make, taste and explore in this wonderful realm of pastry.

Well… I use the term “pastry” loosely since we know how some people feel about my cooking being compared to the “gourmet pastry.”

I know my stuff isn’t typically the fare seen in glossy cooking magazines, and my techniques aren’t culinary school grad-quality, but I learn quickly by trial, error and lots of experimentation. There’s been plenty of cookie casualties and bludgeoned brownies.

But with a few of my tips & tricks and some favorite products, I get failproof results now. I don’t need a degree or years of experience or anything. Just stuff I know and love to get the cupcakes, cookies and confections you’ve come to know and love!

One of my favorite products to use is my SilPat Baking Mat. I’ve only recently come to know & love this product after years of dealing with cookies sticking stubbornly to the bottom of my supposedly nonstick baking pans. I was sick of chiseling them off and getting weird floppy disks for my chocolate chip cookies. Not photogenic and not tasty–just no bueno. So I asked for one of these for Christmas and the results speak for themselves.

Puffy, gourmet, beautiful-looking and tasting cookies that are crispy on the bottom yet soft and chewy in the middle–my favorite kind of homebaked cookie! They spread effortlessly and slide off the sheet so there’s no stuck-on mess which is great since cookies are intended to be eaten, not scraped off bit by bit.

You can also freeze them, so it’s great for lining pans when you’ll be working with melting chocolate (like dipping truffles) or using stickier stuff like caramel.

I seriously love my SilPat and use it for all my cookie baking. I know you’ll love one, too–that’s why SilPat has graciously offered to send one of you lucky duck readers a Half-Pint Size which is the perfect size for baking up a batch of these Cinnamon Caramel-Filled Mocha Cookies I made.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! The winner has been selected and notified via email. 


THANK YOU to everyone who participated and entered this giveaway! You rock! And thank you SilPat for hosting this giveaway!


To Enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what kind of cookies you’re excited to bake on your possible new SilPat Baking Mat. Chocolate chip? These Mexican-mocha inspired ones? My personal favorite: oatmeal? Tell me, and be sure to leave a valid email address with your comment.

For extra entries, be sure to leave separate comments for the following:
LIKE SilPat on Facebook
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SUBSCRIBE to SilPat on YouTube
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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will run until Monday 7/30. A winner will be chosen around 6PM PST on 7/30 and will be chosen via A winner will be notified shortly thereafter from the provided email along with entry and SilPat will ship the item to the winner’s home. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be selected.

There are SO many ways to enter this giveaway, so GOOD LUCK!! I’m stoked for you!

And now, onto these cookies… Rich, creamy, salty & sweet, they’re reminiscent of those salted caramel mochas at Starbucks. I am obsessed with chocolate + cinnamon and these cookies pack that spicy, cocoa-y punch. They’re awesome. And even better when they bake as beautifully as they did…

Cinnamon Caramel-Filled Mocha Cookies

1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
About 28 Rolos, unwrapped
Sea salt (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with SilPat liners or mist lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, cinnamon and instant coffee granules with a rubber spatula until a soft yet thick dough forms. Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop the dough into a ball and place in the palm of your hand. Gently press a Rolo candy in the center of the dough ball and work the dough around the Rolo to cover it completely. Place the rolled dough balls onto your prepared pans.
3. Sprinkle the dough balls lightly with sea salt, if desired. Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time. Do not overbake. Allow the cookies to cool about 5 minutes on the pans before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
4. Store cookies airtight for 2-3 days at room temperature. These make excellent “sprinkles” on top of a mocha almond fudge sundae–just sayin’.

Good luck with the contest!! Hope you win!!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a SilPat Half-Pint Baking Mat for review at no cost to me. SilPat is generously sponsoring this giveaway to a lucky reader. Thank you SilPat!!


  1. Holy Moly, I’m excited to try these cinnamon caramel filled mocha cookies on the SilPat! My mouth is watering just looking at these cookies … YES PLEASE!

  2. M&M cookies are my complete weakness!

  3. You reeled me right in with the salted caramel…seriously one of the best combos!!!! These look seriously delicious! What would I bake with a Silpat? Why some peanut butter caramel corn pretzel cookies I think:-) (haha…say that 10 times fast:-)

  4. I like Silpat on facebook:-)

  5. I follow you on facebook too:-)

  6. I’ve been craving some peanut butter cookies.

  7. I like Silpat on FB.

  8. I like you on FB.

  9. I follow Silpat on Twitter.

  10. I follow you on Twitter.

  11. I follow Silpat on Pinterest.

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  13. sabrina says:

    This give-away isn’t for me, I’m no US resident (and also: I just bought a silpat mat recently) but I love talking about cookies… I just made some yesterday, actually. Cookies were pretty much right at the start of my baking career back when I was a kid but I never got them right. They always tasted good but the consistency never was right. (And they looked weird, too). For yonks now I haven’t baked any cookies but attempted a new recipe recently – and all of a sudden they turned out perfectly. So now I’m really keen to try new versions, I could imagine making some espresso-shot white chocolate cookies… and you’re right: baking is all about using the right products.

  14. I’d make choc chip using the cooks illustrated recipe

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  17. I FB like you

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  19. I would bake THESE, obvi. Cookies are my fave thing to bake and I cannot resist gooey salted caramel. These cookies are winners, girl!

  20. I love you on fb

  21. HAYLEY!!! I love love love you on FB! O)h and these cookies? Look insane. Completely incredible. I have all of the ingredients on hand and MUST make them, like today. cinnamon + chocolate + caramel + coffee + cake mix. How did you think of this girl? 🙂

  22. I would make some toffee chocolate chip cookies!

  23. bellasweets says:

    cranberry oatmeal white chocolate chip… since im a freak and am already overly excited for fall. but these look SO GOOD.

  24. Cally Younger says:

    hmmm, the cookies from this post would be high up on my list; but I’m also a little obsessed with funfetti cake mix right now, so I’d also probably make some type of funfetti cookies.

  25. I would love to try candy recipes without wasting wax or parchment! I would also like to make fortune cookies on a silpat! The dough is so thin and you must shape it immediately! Thank you!!

  26. I like you on FB!

  27. I like Silpat on FB!

  28. Jolene in Michigan says:

    I want to try these caramel mocha cookies first, but my kids will out-vote me and it would probably be chocolate chip!

  29. Hmm, so many cookies to bake so little time…I think I’d have to bake me up some peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies first. Eat them all at once and go into a sugar induced coma on the couch.

  30. I now follow you on le facebook=)

  31. Well these cinnamon caramel filled mocha cookies of course they look like a winner to me !

  32. I like Silpat on facebook….

  33. I like you on FB!

  34. Following you on Pinterest!

  35. Following Silpat on Pinterest!

  36. Following you on You Tube….

  37. I follow you on Pinterest!

  38. Following Silpat on You- Tube !

  39. I follow SilPat on Pinterest

  40. Annnd, I’m back 🙂 I follow you on Twitter

  41. Love you on pinterest!

  42. I tripple love you on you tube! Makes me feel like I actually know you.

  43. I follow silpat on pinterest

  44. Like silpat on fb

    Thanks Hayley!

  45. I have those caramel bits for baking and wanted to try them in a chocolate chip cookie. I’m sure it will be messy, but hopefully they wouldn’t stick with a Silpat!

  46. Who knew you were on YouTube?~!? You have got to toot your horn more! The cookies look amazing and I want to make some for Mr. Picky-eater who LOVES Rolos! 🙂

  47. I LOVE Silpat. I neeeeeeed to make something with rolls again. Love. Like maybe these cookies? ‘Cuz they rock woman.

  48. I follow you on FB.

  49. I stalk you on Twitter.

  50. I follow you on Pinterest. 🙂

  51. I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon and I would use the new Silpat to make these cookies, they look incredible!

  52. I Like the Domestic Rebel on Facebook!

  53. I LIke Silpat on Facebook!

  54. I follow the Domestic Rebel on Twitter!

  55. I follow Silpat on Twitter!

  56. I follow the Domestic Rebel on Pinterest!

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  58. Oh my goodness, I’m so incredibly sad that I can’t enter. I’m off to go cry in the corner now as I’ve been wanting a Silpat for absolutely ages and they don’t sell them here so I have to import them in frrom America even though they’re made in France (ya know, that country right next to England!)

    In fact, I might even ask you a favour. If you could pick up 2 Silpat’s for me and ship them to me. I’ll pay for the Silpat and the shipping etc., of course. Wink, wink! 😉

  59. Eek! These cookies look SO GOOD! I love, love, LOVE Rolo’s. And yeah–Silpat’s definitely make baking easier and much more hassle free!

  60. I LOVE you on Facebook. =)

  61. And…I follow you on Twitter.

  62. Plus, Pinterest.

  63. I’d make a chocolate cookie

  64. Great giveaway! I’ve wanted a Silpat forever. I would love to try these cookies, and chocolate chip are always a hit at my house.

  65. I like Silpat on fb.

  66. I like YOU on fb!

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  68. I follow you on twitter. @MerMarty

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  71. amy marantino says:

    i would make M&M cookies – the classic recipe from the bag

  72. amy marantino says:

    i LIKE SilPat on Facebook

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  77. I would make snickerdoodles!

  78. Chocolate chip cookies

  79. I’d make chocolate chip cookies!!!

  80. I would make peanut butter cookies.

  81. Amanda N says:

    I would love to make my grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies. I’ve never been able to perfect them like she did, I bet this would help! Thanks for the chance to enter 🙂

  82. I would make macarons! I don’t have a silpat…I’ve always wanted one. I’m a parchment paper girl for now. Thanks, Hayley!

  83. I also follow you on twitter. 🙂

  84. And, have liked you on FB, so it’s TDR all over the place!

  85. Laura Hawkins says:

    Well, I’m already following you on facebook, will soon be twitter as well! I’ve actually emailed you as well.
    If I win your SilPat giveaway, I would be excited to bake my husband’s favorite cookies! Chocolate chip cookies, without the chocolate chips. 🙂

  86. Well, I already like you on Facebook, I follow all your boards on Pinterest and sadly I do not tweet but I did like Silpat on FB and now follow aloof their boards now! Love your recipes!!!

  87. Laura Hawkins says:

    One more thing, I’m following you and SilPat on everything except youtube, I don’t have a youtube account. I hope you pick me for it!

  88. I just got a recipe for watermelon cookies I am dying to try.

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  97. Your blog is amazing, we really enjoy it!

  98. I’d make browned butter chocolate chip cookies 🙂

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  101. I would love to win a SilPat! I see people using them on blogs and tv but I have never used one. The first cookie recipe I would try on it would be my favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe!! I would definitely try this mocha recipe though. I love Rolos.

  102. barbara n says:

    I would love to make a big batch of sugar cookies in fun shapes for the kids to decorate!

  103. I like recipes like this and then turn out A-MAZING! Looks like you slaved in the kitchen!

  104. Laura Kelsay says:

    I am going to make monster cookies.

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  107. Marcia Snapp says:

    I would love to bake brownie cookies and cut out Christmas cookies on a new silpat!

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