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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Rocky Road Cookies

I've been wanting to make this recipe for a while.  I love rocky road ice cream, and I love cookies.  How could you go wrong by putting them together?

I adapted this recipe from one I found at  I like almonds in my rocky road ice cream instead of walnuts or pecans so feel free to substitute those for the almonds f you like.

Rocky Road Cookies


For the Cookies:
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Frosting:
  • Two 3-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • Two 7-ounce jars marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, crushed
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


To make the cookies

Stir chocolate in a small, heavy saucepan over low heat until melted. Set aside. Using electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the sugar and baking powder. Beat in the melted chocolate, egg, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon, and stir in the almond pieces.

Shape dough into two 7-inch-long logs. Wrap with plastic. Chill dough until firm, about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cut dough logs crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

Bake until edges of cookies are firm and bottoms are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack and cool.

To make the frosting

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and marshmallow cream in large bowl until well blended. Stir in almonds.

Keep the frosting refrigerated until ready to serve.  Spread about 2 teaspoons of the frosting over the cookies and eat!

I love the shortbread-iness of the cookies, and the crunchy nuts with the marshmallow frosting is wonderful!  These are pretty rich cookies so I only needed one.

But Go ahead and have two.  I did.

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  1. I'm here from the hop, just had to click on this recipe and so glad I did. I love rocky road anything and everything. Never thought of doing it in a cookie. Will be trying this for sure.

  2. They're so elegant looking!

  3. First off, I love your kitchen timer! It is too cute. This recipe looks really good. I love the mixture of ingredients!

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