Friday, April 16, 2010

Rocky rocky road cookies

Life is filled with rocky roads. Bittersweet, sticky and nutty moments, and times when you need the extra jolt. Even though we all go through this, there is no reason that we can't have a cookie take with us.
9 oz. Bittersweet chocolate
3/4 c. Butter
1 1/2 c. Brown sugar
3 eggs
1 3/4 c. Flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 c. cocoa (heaping)
2 tsp. Instant hazelnut coffee (or any flavor you want)
1 1/2 c. Hazelnuts, chopped
1 12 oz. package Chocolate chips
1 c. Mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Melt semisweet chocolate and butter. In your mixer combine the melted chocolate and butter with the sugar and mix until light. Add eggs, one by one letting each one fully incorporate into the mixture.
Sift the dry ingredients together, then slowly add to the mixer. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the nuts and chocolate chips while on low speed to fold into dough. Turn off the mixer and pour in the marshmallows, fold them into the dough as well.
Scoop dough into balls and place on parchment lined or silicone mat lined cookie sheets. Flatten tops of cookies with a glass (just something with a flat side) and bake for approximately 14 minutes. You will start to see a beautiful sheen on the top of the cookies when they are done.

Something tells me that you will be trying these, like now. Because life just wouldn't be complete without them.


  1. They taste even better than they look!! (I had three, while waiting for Lucas to wake up and play with me on Saturday. ) They were so-o-o-o good, I even washed the mixer bowl and utensils.