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Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies are chocolate cookies loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chunks and almonds, topped with mini marshmallows.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Freeze15 mins
Total Time49 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rocky Road Cookies
Servings: 18
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks, or morsels, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add 1 cup of the chocolate morsels and the butter. Heat in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir and then heat for another 15 seconds. Stir. If the chocolate is mostly melted do not heat again. (If the chocolate seizes or hardens a bit it is okay.) Set aside.
  • While the chocolate is cooling, add sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla to a large bowl. Whisk well until they are completely incorporated, light, and airy.
  • Add the slightly warm chocolate to the egg mixture and whisk continuously until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir well to incorporate, but don't over mix. The mixture should be very loose, just like a brownie mix.
  • Stir in the remaining 1½ cups of the chocolate chunks and the almonds, reserving a little of each to press into the tops of the cookies, if desired.
  • Set the cookie dough in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • When ready, using a 3 tablespoon scoop, scoop the cookie dough and place each cookie 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheets.
  • Top with reserved chocolate chunks, almonds, and mini marshmallows, pressing down slightly. This will give the cookies that 'rocky road' look. (Note: When adding the marshmallows, try to keep them in the middle of the cookie dough ball.)
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container.