Introduction: Rocky Road Cookies

These are a recipe I just invented, which turned out so well I had to share.  They're based off of regular chocolate chip but have different chunk content: only use 1/3 the chocolate chips, but add equal amounts of mini marshmallows and pecan bits.  I made a small recipe; it can easily be doubled.

1 stick butter
3/4 cup of sugar, half brown & half white
1 egg
splash of vanilla extract
1 cup of flour plus a bit
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
salt to taste if you're using unsalted butter
about 1/3 cup chocolate chips
about 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
about 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Step 1: Mix Ingredients

Butter should be soft: let it sit out for an hour or nuke it for like 5 seconds depending on your microwave.  When your ingredients are all ready, preheat the oven to 350° F.

Place the soft butter in a bowl.  Dump in the sugar and mash it into the butter with a spoon (or a mixer but I find that makes the dough fluffier than I like).  Add egg and vanilla; mix.  Add flour, baking powder, salt; mix.

Finally, dump in about a third of the amount of chocolate chips you think would be good.  Add comparable amounts of mini marshmallows and chopped or broken-up pecan pieces.  The last pic shows the proportions I ended up with.  I might have put a bit more of each chunk in, but it was the last of the pecans and I didn't want to get all UNEVEN!

Step 2: Bake

Do the usual drop from a spoon onto a baking sheet.  Bake for ten minutes at 350° F.  Cool on wire rack.  Eat as soon as possible, with a cold glass of milk.

Comments

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happyjo (author)2011-03-31

Mine don't look nearly as lovely as yours but here they are anyway! ( I have not eaten any yet because I feel sickish from eating the cookie dough leftover in the bowl)

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rachel (author)happyjo2011-03-31

Those look delicious! I know what you mean about the dough, though, I always eat too much too.

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happyjo (author)rachel2011-04-02

Yep! The dough is so good though! :D

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KnexFreek (author)2010-03-25

 Hey, are u online right now? i have a question :)

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shmuley95 (author)2010-03-03

 bookmarked and faved 6 stars. i have NEVER tasted ANYTHING as AMAZING as these cookies. i did only use half a stick of buttr tho cuz id feal guilty eating them with a whole stick lol. 

heres a cool tip, if u put either more buttr or shortening in instead of one stick your get a soft baked cookie (which in my opinion are worse) which some people love

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canida (author)2010-03-03

Those were GOOD.  If I bring in more pecans, will you make another batch?

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rachel (author)canida2010-03-03

Hell yes!

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macmaniac (author)2010-03-02

The brown sugar looks decidedly pink...
Looks like a pretty good recipe though

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rachel (author)macmaniac2010-03-03

Yeah, cheap camera phone pic.  It was light brown sugar though; normally i prefer dark brown...

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