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Mini Rocky Road Cookies

It’s always hard getting back into a routine after vacation. We spent 10 days in sunny California and it was so nice to relax. We were spoiled with good food, weather, and fun! We are happy to be home, but I wish the vacation schedule could last forever:)

I made these Mini Rocky Road Cookies before we left on vacation and I wish I had a big plate of them right now to help me ease my way back into my daily routine. Chocolate always makes things easier:) The cookies are mini, but mighty in flavor. If you are a Rocky Road ice cream fan, you will love these cookies!

The chocolate cookies are loaded with Mallow Bits, almonds, and chocolate chips. I fell in love with the Mallow Bits after making my Mini S’mores Cookies. They are so fun to bake with. If you haven’t tried them yet, make sure you grab some at the store to make these cookies! I found them at Target by the regular marshmallows, but you can also order them on Amazon.

These cookies are sweet, chewy, chocolaty, and have a slight crunch from the almonds. The cookies are perfectly delicious on their own, but if you want to go all out, you can add a small scoop of Rocky Road ice cream in between two cookies and make an ice cream sandwich. I am all about going ALL out when it comes to dessert:)

And completely random, Rocky Road always reminds me of the movie Goonies. ROCKY ROAD? Gotta love Sloth:)

If you are looking for a fun treat to make, give these Mini Rocky Road Cookies a try! I will try to get a little recap of our trip up this week. Hopefully, I can my act together and get some work done today…or maybe I will just bake Mini Rocky Road Cookies and watch Goonies:)

Mini Rocky Road Cookies

Yield: 6 dozen mini cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Cute little chocolate cookies packed with almonds, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Rocky Road fans will love these cookies!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup Mallow Bits
1 cup chopped almonds

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.

3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.

4. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until flour disappears. Stir in chocolate chips, Mallow Bits, and chopped almonds. Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.

5. Bake cookies for 8 minutes, or until the cookies are set around the edges, but still soft in the center. Don't over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.

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86 Responses to “Mini Rocky Road Cookies”

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  1. 1
    Kathryn — May 14, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    These mini cookies are so adorable, love those tiny marshmallows!

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    Blog is the New Black — May 14, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    How fun! I love anything mini!

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    kitchen essence — May 14, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    Too cute!
    could you make these with peanuts instead of almonds?

    • Two Peas replied: — May 14th, 2012 @ 11:39 am

      Yes, you can use peanuts! Enjoy!

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    Amy — May 14, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    Wow! I need to make these!!! NOW! :)

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    The Hungry Mum — May 14, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    Bookmarked! These look tremendous. I do love me some marshmallows :)

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    Bea — May 14, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Aw, these look so cute! Mini things always look cute ;) Hope your vacation was good!

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    Mmm these look awesome!

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    Rachel R — May 14, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Man oh man do these look amazing! The fact that they’re miniature is incredibly dangerous, it looks way to easy to eat a whole dozen in one sitting! :)

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    Mini cookies are always cuter :)

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    Cookbook Queen — May 14, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    I will be thinking about these ALL MORNING.

    So glad you guys enjoyed your trip!!

  12. 11

    As always, these cookies look amazing. And, I so want to bake cookies all day long. Especially now.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — May 14, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    I remember these sweet little cookies. So good!

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    thelittleloaf — May 14, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Mini cookies are the best, if only because you can justify eating even more of them :-)

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    Lauren — May 14, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Do you ship these across the country? Cause I’d like a batch stat.

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    I’m so glad you guys had a great time on your trip! These look the kind of cookies, I’d be happy to come home to. ;-) I love that they are so cute and mini!

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    oh this looks like the first thing I am going to make when I finally get my hands on those mini mallows!

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    Deborah — May 14, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Are these the same ones you brought to the shower? So good!!!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 14th, 2012 @ 11:37 am

      Yes, these are the cookies:) Glad you liked them!

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    Krista — May 14, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    I love rocky road! And it reminds me of Goonies too! Sloth love Chunk. Classic.

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    These are so cute! I love rocky road ice cream, but I think I’d rather have the rocky road cookies!

  21. 20

    These look great! Glad you had a fun time in my home state! :)

  22. 21

    loving these! Happy Mother’s Day!

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    The first few days after vacation are always the toughest aren’t they? These cookies would definitely help to settle back into the routine though.

    Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!

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    Jennifer — May 14, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Mmmm, yummy. Rah-key Rooooad? I love The Goonies! And the cookies sound like a great snack to eat while watching it.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 14, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Yes! And Goonies is now a must watch this week lol

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    One of my favorite things on the planet is chocolate with more chocolate. And then you throw in nuts and mallows, and that’s even better! Your rocky road cookies look great! Hope you had a great weekend!

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    kelley — May 14, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    These are the same ones you brought to Annalise’s shower, right? They were sooooo good! I didn’t even share with Pete and the boys. Welcome back!!

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    Kristen — May 14, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I love everything about these cookies!
    I hope you had a great Mother’s Day, Maria!!

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    Yum!!! I love Rocky Road Ice Cream, as a kid it used to be my favorite, until I discovered mint chocolate chip! These cookies look amazing and dam I could go for a few!!

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    Margarita — May 14, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    These cookies are so adorable! Love the baby marshmallow specks…

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    Cookin' Canuck — May 14, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    I can say from first-hand experience that these cookies are completely addictive. Thank goodness they’re little or I’d have to loosen up my belt in no time.

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    I just found those mini marshmallow bits a few weeks ago at Target. These cookies look like a terrific way to use them. Love Goonies!

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    Erica — May 14, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Glad you had such a nice vacation (and mother’s day!!). These cookies look delicious. I am going to look for the Mallow Bits

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    Maria, you know how to speak my language! These look heavenly. :)

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    Naomi — May 14, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Maria-I’m a HUGE rocky road fan, so of course now I want a plateful of these!

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    Marian — May 14, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Oh, these look amazing too! Everything you make looks so drool-worthy!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 14, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I just bought some marshmallow bits at Target last week! Now I know what to do with them :)

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    These look so fun, Maria! What a great idea for a cookie and a funny movie reference!

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    Tracey — May 14, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Sounds like a great trip Maria! The cookies are adorable, minis are the best :)

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    antique engagement rings — May 14, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    These look amazing.. Love Rocky Road!

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