Rocky Road Cookies


• 2 cups dark chocolate chips, divided
• 6 tablespoons butter
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup cocoa powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 2 large eggs
• 2/3 cup sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup marshmallows
• 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips with the butter in the top of a double boiler until smooth. Remove from the heat, and let it cool to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 325F. Line cookie sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.

To make the batter, combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl, and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until thick and light yellow, about 2 minutes.

Stir in the flour mixture and cooled chocolate, and beat for 1 minute. Fold in the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips, the marshmallows, and the nuts, if using.

Drop a tablespoon of batter onto the prepared cookie sheet pans about 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until just firm.

Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and cool for 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet pans.