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Rocky Road Cookie Cups

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Traditional rocky road ice cream has nuts, marshmallows and chocolate. Using prepared cookie dough makes it easy to put the flavors together in these fast, kid-friendly rocky road cookis. —Charlotte McDaniel, Jacksonville, AL
Rocky Road Cookie Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-1/4-in. balls; press evenly onto bottom and up sides of 24 greased mini-muffin cups.
  2. Bake until edges are golden, 10-12 minutes. Using the back of a measuring teaspoon, make an indentation in each cup. Immediately place 3 marshmallows and 1/4 teaspoon chocolate chips in each cup; sprinkle with almonds. Return to oven; bake 1 minute longer. Cool completely in pans on wire racks.

Rocky Road Cookie Cups Tips

How do I store Rocky Road Cookie Cups?

Before storing, allow cookie cups to cool completely. Store in a cool, dry place in airtight containers, separating layers with waxed paper, for 3-4 days. For longer storage, freeze for up to 3 months. Get more tips on storing cookies.

How do I toast nuts?

To toast nuts, spread in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until lightly browned, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Or place in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

What other cookie cup fillings can I try?

When it comes to fillings, the variations are as limitless as your panty and your imagination. Try < cream cheese, trail mix, chocolate ganache, caramel, Nutella and fruit fillings.

What else can I do with store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough?

You can make many things with store-bought cookie dough, including fruit pizza, cobbler and even a giant ice cream sandwich! Research contributed by Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, place in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie cup: 103 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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