Rocky Road Cookies
I love anything relating to rocky road! Admittedly, it was my very first ice cream flavor love. I have many of fond childhood memories enjoying a nice bowl of rocky road with my dad – while watching some golden age Hollywood cinema classics or Twilight Zone episodes, listening to him read (normally something macabre, he collects signed limited edition horror novels), or him blaring his records, tapes & CDs (some of my first memories are of the dreamlike sounds of Debussy) instilling my lifelong admiration and love of the song, Clair de Lune ( I love it so much I named my own daughter Claire – to my late beloved grandfather’s approval). I have him to thank for my love of film noir, literature & my eclectic taste in music . So, thank you, Dad!
These cookies combine the wonderful chocolaty, marshmallow and walnut flavors that make rocky road perfection. At least in my mind. I can’t argue with the gooey, nutty & chocolate goodness of these heavenly cookies. Oh, and did I forget to mention as a finishing touch these gems are topped with a glorious fudge frosting?! Well, they are!!! Are you interested yet in giving these cookies a try? I hope so.
*This recipe is adapted from a vintage cookies and candy cookbook in my collection.
Ingredients: Yield: 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
12 marshmallows cut in half
24 walnut halves
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 -1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two cookie sheets, and set aside.
Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add in the egg, and then stir in the melted chocolate and mix well.
Sift the flour with baking soda and salt. Combine with wet ingredients and stir until well blended.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or just until cookies are done. Do Not Overbake.
Place marshmallow halves on each cookie, and then bake an additional 1 minute. Remove from the oven, and press walnut halves on top of each marshmallow.
Remove cookies to wire racks. Place wire racks over waxed paper.
Make the fudge frosting.
Combine the butter and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring until completely melted.
Add in the milk, and slowly whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Ladle over cookies.
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