Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rocky Road Shortbread Cookies



My husband and our sons have been busy collecting pecans from a local park. We now have several pound in our freeze. While looking for new ways to use them I found this recipe in the latest issue of Family Circle. All I can say is YUM!This cookie will go on my favorite cookie list. The only change that I will make in the future is to omit the marshmallow. Oh, I almost forgot the original recipe calls for walnuts not pecans.

Recipe adapted from “Family Circle, November 2009 issue”

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ C All-purpose Flour
  • ½ C Pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ Salt
  • ½ C Butter
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ¾ C Mini Marshmallows
  • ½ C Coarsely chopped Pecans
  • ½ C Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a cookie sheet or use silt pads.
  • Blend all ingredients until well combined.
  • Roll by the tablespoon the dough into balls.
  • Gently flatten each ball to ½ - inch thickness and smooth edges.
  • Bake for 16 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring halfway.
  • Remove cookies form the oven and spread the chocolate, then sprinkle with the marshmallows and pecans.
  • Return the cookies to the oven and bake for TWO minutes more or until the marshmallow become soft.

22 comments:

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

Those look beautiful and delicious!

Cheryl said...

Now that is a cookie, I love marshmallows!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My husband would love these cookies! How lucky you are to have free pecans...I just love them!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Talk about a great cookie exchange recipe!! Excellent.

Anncoo said...

How nice can pick pecans at the park. And the cookies look really rocky :D

Talita said...

These look so appetizing! Love the topping!

Grace said...

how cool that you have access to pecan in a nearby park--that's awesome! this is a great, great use for them. the rocky road combination is hard to beat, at least for this marshmallow fan. :)

TNF said...

Those look great and I love that you have access to pecans like that!

Claudia said...

Collecting pecans in a park? I am moving to your neck of the woods. I love fresh pecans. Your cookies are seriouslyaddictive and worthy of being presented as a gift.

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redkathy said...

Fabulous cookies... Is that bag for me??? I love rocky road anything. In fact my son and I were just talking about the rocky road candy I used to make at Christmas.

Sweet and Savory said...

These look too good to be true. Rocky Road means yum.

You do have creative and tasty recipes. Good for you.

Juliana said...

Oh Cassie, these cookies look so yummie...sticky and gooey, just had dinner, could have one of those right now :-)

Selba said...

These cookies are so great! I must try it someday :)

Zoe said...

All I need is a huge glass of milk with these and im ready to go!

Leslie said...

These look amazing, but I would also leave out the marshmallows. I love finding great new cookies to try!

Kathleen said...

These look absolutely de-lish! I love the rocky road combo!!!

Velva said...

Oh my girlfriend, these cookies are over the top!

Elra said...

How irresistible! Wouldn't dare to say no to this.

petite nyonya said...

You mean pecans grow wildly in the park where you live? How lucky!! I wonder how pecan trees look like. I really like how you've spread the melted choc and pecans on the cookies!!

My Little Space said...

Alright, this goes to my list to do! Just so tempting... can't wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing it. Cheers.

comfycook said...

I love how you wrapped these cookies in your last photo. That is such a nice way to give a gift.