Little Miss H has been obsessed with mini-marshmallows ever since she had her first hot chocolate before Christmas. And I am obsessed with rocky roads. So a few months ago, I decided to try to make some rocky road cookies.
It took a few attempts. But I think I managed to perfect the recipe this weekend and I wanted to share it with you.
If you are looking to make a cookie with a difference, to make a cookie that screams “eat me” or to make a cookie that is fantabulously delicious, then these are the cookies for you.
Rocky road cookies
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes
Makes: 30 cookies (I know that is a lot. But they do keep well in an air tight container or you could always halve the quantities in the recipe).
200g of butter
200g of soft brown sugar
100g of golden caster sugar
1 large egg
275g of self-raising flour, sifted
75g of cocoa powder, sifted
100g of good quality chocolate, chopped
75g of glacé cherries, chopped
75g of walnuts, chopped
150ml of whole milk
Some mini-marshmallows (you will need four or five per cookie)
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170°C for a fan oven or 375°F/gas mark 5.
2. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
3. Cream the butter, sugar and egg together in a bowl.
4. Work the flour and cocoa into the butter and sugar mixture.
5. Fold the chopped chocolate, walnuts and glacé cherries into the mixture. If it is a little dry then gradually add some milk (but no more than 150ml).
6. Using a spoon place a dollop of cookie dough onto the baking tray.
7. Firmly place four to five mini-marshmallows into the top of the dough for each cookie.
8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.The marshmallows will have melted slightly and look a little toasted.
9. Leave to firm for five minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool.
10. Eat whilst still warm and enjoy!
Do you love rocky road and marshmallows as much as my daughter and I do? Will you be giving these cookies a whirl? If you do, then I would love to hear what you think in the comments.
PS. If you would like to try out more recipes like this, then I think you will love my recipe for chocolate fork biscuits. They are probably the best chocolate biscuit in the world…ever!