Rocky Road Cake Mix Cookies
Author: Kathi
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) chocolate cake mix
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups milk or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening or unsalted butter
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or peanuts, optional
  • ¼ cup almond bark
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together chocolate cake mix, oil, and eggs, for about 1-2 minutes. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, place cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 9-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  4. Once cookies have cooled, combine milk or semisweet chocolate with shortening in a heatproof bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted. Let chocolate cool for a couple of minutes. Fold in marshmallows and nuts, if using. Spoon desired amount the rocky road mixture onto each cookie.
  5. Melt almond bark in the same way as the chocolate, except don't use shortening. Using a spoon, drizzle almond bark over each cookie. Let cookies sit for 30 minutes at room temperature or until set.
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