Rocky Road Cookies

We are all familiar with the tastes of rocky road- it has chocolate, marshmallow and nuts. These cookies combine all those without hiding the marshmallow. Normally, if you cooked the marshmallow it would melt into the other ingredients; in this case, it is preserved as part of the look of the cookie.

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Rocky Road Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Cooled chocolate mixture
  • a bag of miniature marshmallows

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt over low heat the chocolate morsels and butter. Cool before starting rest of recipe.

Mix together and beat well the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Stir in the nuts and cooled chocolate mixture.

Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2″ apart onto un-greased baking sheet. Press a marshmallow in the center of each cookie. Bake about 8 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched with finger. Immediately remove from baking sheet.

Option: This dough may be put into a 15 x 10 x 1″ jelly-roll pan and baked as bar cookies. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over top of cookies in pan. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

The recipe is simple and straight-forward. All I can add is that it makes a lot of cookies- I would say over 5 dozen at the teaspoon size.

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