These are not your typical rocky road cookies. Rocky road cookies (inspired by rocky road ice cream) are usually filled with mini marshmallows, nuts and chocolate. While these cookies do have plenty of chocolate, they don't have marshmallows or nuts. Why then do I call them Rocky Road Cookies? Because they are filled with colorful candy chocolate rocks! So learn how to make these delicious "rocky" cookies for yourself!
Why these rocky road cookies are awesome
- Chocolate cookies with more chocolate inside!
- Perfect for kids who love rocks
- Great to make for a construction birthday theme
- all purpose flour
- baking soda
- salted butter
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- chocolate instant pudding mix
- vanilla extract
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Chocolate Rocks
How to make rocky road cookies
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
Add the pudding mix, vanilla, and eggs and beat for 3-4 minutes on high.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and begin mixing on low speed. After about 1 minute, increase the speed to high and continue mixing until everything is mixed and the cookie dough has formed.
Add the chocolate chips and chocolate rocks to the mixing bowl and stir with a rubber spatula until fully combined.
You'll love the chocolate flavors in these cookies!
Rocky Road Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set to the side.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- Using a stand or electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on high speed until light brown , at least 2 minutes. Once combined, add the pudding mix, vanilla and eggs and beat on high for 3-4 minutes.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and turn the mixer on low to start, after about 1 minute then turn the mixer up to high and mix until combined. Add chocolate chips and chocolate rocks and stir with a rubber spatula until mixed thoroughly.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 7 days.
These cookies taste best warm, so I recommend popping them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds before eating.
Yes, you can! Nuts provide a nice texture to these cookies. You can add ½ cup of chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds to this recipe.
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