My favorite ice cream flavor of all time is Rocky Road. Which would explain why I love these Rocky Road Cookies so much.
The gooey marshmallow is my favorite part, but it would be Rocky Road without the chocolate and nuts.
Yes, there are a few more steps to this than your average cookie, but I promise none of them are difficult, and these cookies are totally worth the teensy bit of extra effort.
The icing does set up pretty quickly, so I suggest frosting 5-6 cookies at a time. And if you prefer, you can substitute walnuts or peanuts for the almonds.
Toasting the nuts is optional, but I think it adds so much flavor!
My family (none of who share my love for Rocky Road ice cream) loved these cookies as much as I did. They’ll definitely become a regular treat at our house!
Rocky Road Cookies
For the cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
For the icing
- In a medium saucepan melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the sugars, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the melted chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.
- While mixing, gradually add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Rolls the dough into tablespoon sized balls. Arrange the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet, then flatten slightly. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven and press 3-4 mini marshmallows into each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes. Cool cookies on the pan for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Prepare icing by whisking all ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle a bit of icing over the marshmallows, then place a few chopped, toasted almonds on top. Drizzle a second layer of icing over the nuts. Allow icing to set for about 30 minutes before serving.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Glorious Treats