Rocky Road Cookies (Appreciation Post)

Rocky Road Cookies @createdbydiane Today I’m sharing an “Appreciation Post” with you.

ap·pre·ci·a·tion
əˌprēSHēˈāSHən/
noun 1. the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.

I know my husband appreciates that I cook and bake.

As the counters are typically full of food, food, food.

My family isn’t going hungry anytime soon. I laugh when they say there is nothing to eat! I like that he will be the taste tester, he gives good honest feedback.

When I met my husband he didn’t have a sweet tooth, he didn’t snack much either come to think of it….and well it didn’t take  long for me to CHANGE that!

It’s funny they say you can’t change someone….well that is mostly true, but I will never forget the day he said you are the reason I LOVE to eat ice cream now, and I even think my potato chip addiction is rubbing off on him.

Well we’ve been married for 18 years now, wow how time passes by so quickly. I’m sure some things of “his” have rubbed off on me too.

Here are some fun questions my husband answered:

What is my favorite blog called? Haven’t got a clue!

 The truth is I don’t have a favorite blog, I have MANY and there is no way he could recall such a long list. And good for him for not trying to.

  What is my favorite prop? Worn Wood Vinyl Backdrop

That is my favorite prop and it makes me think, maybe I need to get some more. Example photos here, here, here and here, I sure in MANY photos.

What is the weirdest thing you have seen me do for a blog post? Go to every store in town to find one item

Oh I remember the day we went to practically every store in town looking for one specific item, “crazy” I do believe that is what he called me.

If you could have your own blog what would you call it?  Right Here, Right Now!

Yea, he lives in the moment, and that would certainly resemble the blog he would write.

What are your hobbies? Beer tasting,  bicycling and hiking

 I bet he would write a great beer blog or outdoor type of blog or really anything he would write would be wonderful, he has a great way with words.

  Who does the dishes? my wife and my son

He is correct on the dishes, oh the many…many dishes of a food blogger, my son really is great about it. He knows where every item goes in my kitchen and likes all the measuring cups stacked up nice. I LOVE that he takes the time to do it for me. 

This is him, my super coupon….really that is what I call him. I even told him that is what the “S” on that shirt stands for when he wears it (photo top right) He is very supportive, encouraging and makes a lot of effort to try to understand some of the craziness that seems to have exploded in our home since this journey began.

 I think he did great on the questions! I am blessed to have him in my life. He is a hard worker, determined and an extremely caring person.  I can never spend too much time with him, there just aren’t enough hours in the day for that.  I love him for accepting me for who I am. I knew from the moment I met him how really SUPER he really is. I like that we can finish each other sentences. I think it’s great that we laugh together every day. I love when he makes me lobster (photo top right). I love that he is active, he can plan a great trip on the spur of the moment. But when he says things will be leisurely, I’m still a little leery! He really likes the majority of things I make, I posted his favorites from 2012 here. I had him narrow it down to 5 sweet and 5 savory recipes. His all time favorite is my Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies. These Rocky Road Cookies were a close second. I’ve posted photos before of my husband and family herehere and here. I seem to put more of my real life on Instagram, so go ahead and follow me there to see what our next “favorite” is. Bite sized chocolate cookies with chocolate chips and almonds, drizzled with a creamy marshmallow icing. Rocky Road Cookies @createdbydiane  

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Rocky Road Cookies
 
Ingredients
Rocky Road Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup Hershey's Cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Marshmallow Icing
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3½ oz marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 4 drops marshmallow flavor ( I use Loranns)
Instructions
Rocky Road Cookies
  1. In large mixer bowl, cream butter with sugar.
  2. Add egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Mix in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt along with vanilla.
  4. Stir in almonds, chocolate chips.
  5. Use a 2 tablespoon scoop and scoop cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11minutes
Marshmallow Icing
  1. With mixer beat butter smooth then add marshmallow fluff and powdered sugar and corn syrup and marshmallow flavor. Mix until smooth and creamy. If it's too thick add a few drops of milk or water to thin it to the consistency you'd like to drizzle over cookies.

Rocky Road Cookies @createdbydiane These are a fun version of an all time favorite ice cream wrapped into a bit sized cookie!
There are many other food blogger sharing about their significant others today, come learn more about them. I’m looking forward to it!

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  1. 1

    I totally converted my husband to having a sweet tooth, too! Love this!

  2. 2

    So much fun! And these cookies look amazing!

  3. 3

    Your hubby and my hubby would get along…. both lovers of beer!

    PS… Cookies… AMAZING!

  4. 4

    I love that you included the definition of appreciation. And 18 years? AWESOME.

  5. 5

    What a cutie!! It sounds like he compliments you perfectly! If you all ever make it to MN, we’ll have to hang out and let our husbands drink beer together. ;)

  6. 6

    Our hubbies would totally get along! And these cookies, um, epic!

  7. 7

    These look wonderful!! I want one immediately, please. And he and my husband can start the beer tasting blog together! :)

  8. 8

    I love this post. Its always fun to hear what the other half thinks. I just about died of laughter reading about you going to every store in town. My husband would totally make fun of me.

  9. 9

    18 years is awesome!! Looks and sounds like you have a very awesome hubby! And these cookies look so good – totally making them for my hubs!

  10. 10

    Love the vinyl backdrop site. I’ve thought about getting one but never did. Glad to hear you like it! And, those cookies sound divine.

  11. 11

    What a sweet heart! Now I’m off to check out that backdrop website :)

  12. 12

    How sweet! 18 years is awesome! I think we have all gone all over town looking for 1 item.

  13. 13

    Being able to plan a great trip spur of the moment is an awesome skill! And these cookies are super!!! Rocky Road flavors are sooo amazing! Thanks for letting us know a little more about you and your super 18 year marriage!

  14. 14

    I had fun reading about your husband, Diane:) It’s interesting to see what they pay attention to. The cookies look yummy!

  15. 15

    I loved reading this post Diane! And these cookies….SO YUM!

  16. 16

    I like his hobby is drinking beer. He’d get alone with my husband then! These rocky road cookies are dynamite!

  17. 17

    So weird–MY hobby is drinking beer! And eating cookies! ;)

  18. 18

    MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM!!! Now turned into a cookie. Love it!

  19. 19

    I think everyones hubbies have a mutual love of beer!! Love that you got him to have a sweet tooth!!

  20. 20

    This is so sweet. Your hubby sounds like a winner!

  21. 21

    Ok, so Rocky Road is seriously my all time favorite ice cream so Rocky Road Ice Cream is an ABSOLUTE MUST TRY! :)
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  22. 22

    YES, there is hope that my hubs could develop a sweet tooth (I need some help polishing off extra cookies;-) ). I love rocky road (one of my fave ice creams) and the idea of it in cookie form is to die for. Thanks for sharing this post Diane–I’ve loved reading every single one!

  23. 23

    Sweet post all around! Great hubby, great cookies! ;)

  24. 24

    Wow, 18 years! Congratulations. :)

    Such a sweet post. And he makes you lobster?! That’s amazing.

  25. 25

    What a fun post! I love reading more about the bloggers that I follow! And these cookies? Holy yum!!!

  26. 26

    Oh those cookies!! WOW! I love rocky road! :)

    My husband only likes when I make chocolate-whatever… he won’t accept my other baked goods… but obviously there’s hope! :)

  27. 27

    Oh, I hate driving all over town for one item! These cookies look mah-velous!

  28. 28

    18 years of marriage, wow! Well, given what a great cook you are, I am not surprised :). Oh, and these cookies look so amazing, I am craving them right now, so pinning!

  29. 29

    Marshmallow icing?! Oh goodness I need these cookies NOW :D

  30. 30

    you had me at “rocky”

  31. 31

    Your super coupon! Haha, that made me laugh!

  32. 32

    Hi. Sounds like a great cookie, but I am not seeing marshmallows listed in the ingredients. The instructions say to stir in almonds, chocolate chips and marshmallows. Thanks.

    • 33

      sorry about that, I didn’t end up putting marshmallows into the cookies I made a mistake in the instructions, must have had marshmallow on my brain! I saved the marshmallow flavor for the icing.

      • 34

        Thank you. I think the marshmallow icing sounds better than the marshmallows in the cookie! Just wanted to make sure. Congrats on 18 years of marriage. I am on my 33rd. You know what they say “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” It is pretty much true. God Bless and may you have many more years together, happily, of course!

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