Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies use a melted ice cream base to give this dessert recipe a creamy, delicious flavor! Has a fudge-like, brownie inside with a crispy outside.

pile of round cookies on a red and white towel

Welcome to this year's Cookie Week!

I've had this tradition on the blog for a few years now. Each year, around Christmas time, I like to post a few recipe that would be great for your annual Christmas cookies. I love posting the best Christmas cookie recipes that I can think of each year - and I've even had a little help from my daughter for the past couple of years. Today's recipe was her idea!

Emmie loves Rocky Road Ice Cream - it's her favorite. So it was only natural for her to want to turn her favorite flavor into a cookie...and I had honestly never thought of using an ice cream base for a cookie recipe. It's genius! This could be adapted for any milk-based ice cream you want - there's so much potential here.

Rocky Road Ice Cream Cookies on a cookie sheet

With this recipe for Rocky Road Cookies, you're getting that crispy outside with that fudge/brownie inside that everybody loves. Simply roll the cookie dough into balls on a sheet pan and bake for such a fun treat - they even look like little scoops of ice cream!

The marshmallows bake into sugary crunchy bites and the almonds you'll add in give it a great crunch to pair with the soft cookies. It's a fantastic combination that pairs so perfectly with the chocolatey/fudgey flavor of the cookies.

holding a rocky road cookie

These would make a great addition to any Christmas cookie line-up!

Here's your recipe for Rocky Road Cookies!

Hope you enjoy these, friends! Check back on Wednesday and Friday - I'll be back with more cookie week fun. You can see past years' cookie week recipes by clicking here.

Rocky Road Ice Cream Cookies use a melted ice cream base to give this dessert a creamy, delicious flavor! Has a fudge-like, brownie inside with a crispy outside.

Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies use a melted ice cream base to give this dessert recipe a creamy, delicious flavor! Has a fudge-like, brownie inside with a crispy outside.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • cup rocky road ice cream melted
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup marshmallows
  • ¼ cup almonds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine first five dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • With a mixer, add next three wet ingredients until well-combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and almonds (I had to knead these into the dough).
  • Use your hands to roll out 1-1.5" balls of cookie dough onto a non-stick sheet pan.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until outside is set.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 242IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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