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Marshmallows + peanuts + chocolate…what’s not to like? These decadent rocky road cookies are the perfect salty sweet treat to load up all your Christmas cookie boxes!
Fudgy Rocky Road Cookies
We love a chocolate cookie. But we love a fudgy chocolate cookie LOADED with marshmallows, chocolate chunks and nuts even more. These delicious rocky road cookies stay soft for days, come together in 30 minutes, and are a serious crowd pleaser!
I mean…JUST LOOK AT THESE. They’re decadent, fudgy and seriously drool worthy.
What is rocky road?
Rocky road is traditionally made up of marshmallows, chocolate, and peanuts (or some other crunchy nut). You’ve probably had this flavor in an ice cream cone or homemade fudge, and I promise you, it’s just as good in these brownies. The marshmallows work to cut some of the richness of the brownies and the peanuts add a much needed crunch.
Ingredients for Rocky Road Cookies
I absolutely love this rocky road cookie recipe because it comes together in under 30 minutes, is made in one bowl, and requires no chill time! Plus, you’ll only need 11 ingredients, most of which are pantry staples. Here’s your shopping list:
All Purpose Flour
Tips for making perfect rocky road cookies
This is a pretty straightforward cookie recipe, but there are always a few insider secrets that will guarantee you perfect cookies every time.
Use high quality chocolate: The key to a good chocolate cookie is using a high quality cocoa powder and chocolate chunks. We love Rodelle’s cocoa powder and usually use Ghiradelli chocolate bars chopped up as the chunks!
Try not to get too many marshmallows on the bottom of the cookies: Baking with marshmallows can be a little messy. Worth it–but messy. I find it helps to try to get most of the marshmallows in your dough on the top or in the middle of the cookie. This will keep the bottom of your cookie less sticky and stable!
Under bake your cookies: Baked goods continue to bake as they cool, so if a cookie is fully baked when it comes out of the oven it will be overbaked by the time it’s cool. You’ll want to take your cookies out when they’re slightly underdone so that they stay nice and soft with that gooey center.
We love these rocky road cookies so much and are so excited for you to love on them too! Happy baking!