Sunday, February 3, 2013

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies or Rocky Road Cookies

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies. Add Marshmallow and Nuts for the Rockie Road Variety.
What I'm about to share with you is one of the best things I've ever made.

It all started one day when my older sister came home from a pizzeria, raving about the most amazing cookies she ever had.

Cookies? The best ever? From a pizzeria? What kind of nonsense am I hearing?

Of course, I asked her if she brought any home for me to try for myself. Unfortunately, she did not, but described them as really chocolatey and fudgey cookies full of nuts and marshmallows, and how I needed to recreate them asap.

Leave it up to my sister to request something from me with no reference to go by :-)

It basically sounded like rockie road in cookie form. Easy enough. Just make a chocolate cookie and throw nuts and marshmallows into it.

I never attempted a chocolate based cookie before. I usually make peanut butter cookies (I'll post a recipe of that in the future), but figured making a chocolate cookie wouldn't be so hard.

I looked up generic chocolate cookie recipes, but they were for chewy cookies. My sister said they were definitely fudgey; like a brownie.

Some more messing around with various chocolate cookie recipes and I came up with the following

Double Chocolate Brownie or Rocky Road Cookies

2 sticks butter
3/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 eggs

2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch (this is what keeps the cookies soft and fudgey)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup marshmallow (for Rocky Road variety)
1 cup walnuts (for Rocky Road variety)


1. Sift the flour, Cocoa powder, baking soda, corn starch baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside.

2. In a large bowl or mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the eggs to the butter mixture, being sure to incorporate well.

4. In two batches and with the mixer on low, carefully but quickly add the flour to the butter, sugar and egg mixture, mixing just enough to incorporate it.

5. Stir in the chocolate chips. Stir in marshmallows and walnuts at this time if using.

I use mini chocolate chunks and no nuts or marshmallows personally.

6. Roll out dough into 3 oz portions and refridgerate for 2 to 3 hours. Try to be patient.

7. To bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. (I highly recommend this if you go with the Rock Road variety)

Bake six cookies at a time. Place each ball onto the baking sheet and don't press down.

Bake for 11 minutes. Take cookies out of the oven and let cool slightly. They will look underdone, but trust me, they are baked. Remove cookies and place on a cooling rack to cool to room temperature or eat warm.

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Rockie Road Cookies

1 comment:

  1. I am totally prepared to be cookies guinea pig if you need one btw...


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