Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A final bunch of Birthday cookies (and a desperate plea)!

It's taken me a while to get round to posting these, I'll confess that my ability to post regular recipes on here leaves something to be desired. Even so I hope that will do nothing to marr the excitement these rocky road cookies create! I made these for the same friend's Birthday that i posted about over a month ago (see I'm terrible). Just like the others these were met with much enjoyment. They weren't opened straight away because one of my friends is allergic to nuts but the response afterward was deifnitely a good one. I had a few left over myself after packaging he nicest of the bunch up and they were definitely tasty although i have to admit not my favourite out of the three types I made. I made few alterations to the original recipe which I found on crepes of wrath, most notably adding cocoa powder into the mix because I didn't feel it was quite chocolatey enough (when I think rocky road i think chocolate, chocolate, chocolate) but you can always leave the cocoa out if you want them to be a little less rich(and boy were they rich!). I also reduced the amount of chocolate chips in it (which probably counterbalanced my addition of cocoa powder) and couldn't find mini marhsmallows so ended up cutting up regular ones. If you can try try try to find mini marhsmallows. I found my chopped up mallows melted a rediculous amount and made a mess all over the baking try. It didn't affect the taste at all but they didnt look as pretty as I'd wanted. Overall these cookies were a lovely mixture of chewy and crunch. As I said before they were quite rich but definitely good as a tea-time treat! I think if you wanted to make them more true to real rocky road you could probably add in a few raisins too....

Rocky Road Cookies

8oz flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6oz butter, melted
8oz musovado sugar
4oz castor sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2.5oz chopped nuts
6oz chocolate chips
3oz white chocolate chips
pack of mini marshmallows
2tbsp cocoa powder (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 160c. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Beat together melted butter and sugars. Add in eggs followed by vanilla and mix.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just moistened then mix in nuts, chips and marshmallows
  4. Roll into balls and pur on a lined baking tray, press down to flatten.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Leave to cool on the baking sheet.

And here they all are ready to go off and be enjoyed! Yum!

PS I almost forgot my plea! It may have come to people's attention that I only  have a paltry 3 followers, now i know more than 3 of you read my blog, please follow me! It just makes me look better :P

1 comment:

  1. Good recipe!
    I have a sweet tooth and love Rocky Road.