rocky road cookies

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By Margaret Riley

These cookies have won top honors in various fairs...local, county, and state. Each cookie has a surprise under the icing!

serves 24
prep time 40 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For rocky road cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    sugar (white)
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 36
    marshmellows, large, cut in half
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 oz
    chocolate, unsweetened, melted, cooled
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped (optional)
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How To Make rocky road cookies

  • 1
    Mix together 1/2 cup softened butter, sugar, egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cocoa, flour, soda, salt, and milk.
  • 2
    Drop by small teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes, remove from oven, and top with 1/2 marshmellow. Return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and cool.
  • 3
    Icing: Mix thoroughly together 1/3 cup softened butter, melted chocolate, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and of spreading consistency (add more milk to thin or more confectioners' sugar to thicken). Spread on cookies. Dip into chopped nuts, if desired.

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