Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies - chewy, chocolaty and delicious!!

In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what the question is…. the answer is chocolate!

If you love chocolate like I do, I think you’re going to really love these Rocky Road Cookies!  This recipe starts with a rich and chewy chocolate cookie, then tops it with marshmallows, walnuts and a chocolate glaze… they are oh so good!!

These Rocky Road Cookies are just a little variation of the delicious (and popular!) Hot Cocoa Cookies I shared last December.  I loved the Hot Cocoa Cookies so much (I think I made them at least 5 times last December!) and I’ve been wanting to play with the recipe and make a version perfect for any time of year!

I’m so happy with the results, and I think you will be too!

Let’s bake!

Rocky Road Cookies |

Bake the cookies as directed (using the recipe below).  Once the cookies have baked, top with 3-4 mini marshmallow (press them into the cookies slightly) and return to the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Rocky Road Cookies |

Once baked and slightly cooled, top marshmallows with a drizzle of chocolate glaze.  Add walnuts, then add a second layer of glaze (as shown below).

Rocky Road Cookies |



Rocky Road Cookies - chewy, chocolaty and delicious!!

Now who wants a cookie?  =)

How to Make Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies - chewy, chocolaty and delicious!!

Rocky Road Cookies

A rich and chewy chocolate cookie is topped with marshmallows, walnuts and a chocolate glaze.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40
Calories 181 kcal


For the cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts apx. 1 cup
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows apx. 2 cups

For the icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 stick, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Toast the walnuts

  • Preheat oven to 325*F. Chop nuts, then spread onto a baking sheet and bake 5-7 minutes until hot and fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Make the cookies

  • In a medium saucepan (or in a microwave safe bowl, using 50% power), melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until well combined.
  • Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.
  • While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover the dough and refrigerate about 1 hour. If making the dough a day ahead, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before shaping.
  • Preheat oven to 325*F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat type liner. Use a tablespoon (or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop) to scoop the dough, then roll the dough in your hands to create balls. Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets, then flatten slightly.
  • Bake cookies about 10 minutes.
  • When the cookies have baked, remove from oven and press 3-4 mini marshmallows into each cookie (as pictured above).
  • Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes. Allow the pan of cookies to cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.

Prepare cookie icing

  • Prepare cookie icing by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing together with a whisk. Place wire cooling rack (with cookies on it) over a baking sheet (to catch any excess icing). Drizzle a bit of icing over the marshmallows, then place a few chopped walnuts on top. Do only 5-6 cookies at a time so the icing does not set up before adding the nuts.
  • 9.) Once each cookie has marshmallows, icing and nuts, drizzle a second layer of icing over the nuts.
  • Allow icing to set up about 30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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  2. Hey! I saw that you uploaded a tutorial to make a rainbow art painting with crayons, I was wondering what heat did you use on teh heat gun? 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness these look so good!

  4. I totally agree with you ! Chocolate is ALWAYS the answer.

  5. These look amazing! Such a great idea for a cookie!

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