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Rocky Road Oatmeal Cookies

Photo Credit: Saraizel Senderovits

When Chanie asked me to write about oatmeal cookies this month, I was a bit stumped. Soon after starting this column, I came up with an oatmeal cookie that was really well received… So what could I do different this time?

When I mentioned the assignment to my talented photographer Saraizel, her first reaction was “Rocky Road,” and I thought that was genius. The chocolate hides the whole wheat flour and oats, and which kid doesn’t love marshmallows?

My requirements for this recipe was that it needed to be a one-bowl, no-mixer, no-margarine recipe. I’m happy to report that these are kid (and adult) approved!

Rocky Road Cookies


  • ¾ cup oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows, plus extra for topping

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in oats and marshmallows.

Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Scoop dough onto prepared sheets, leaving 2 inches (5 cm) between scoops. Top each scoop with a few extra marshmallows. Bake for 11 minutes.



>You can skip the refrigeration step and bake the cookies right away, but they will be flatter and spread more.

>I left out nuts, which are traditional in Rocky Road desserts, so that these are school safe for the kids, but feel free to add a handful of chopped nuts if your family enjoys them.

>Chocolate-based recipes are a great place to sub whole wheat flour because your kids won’t notice the difference. I personally prefer white whole wheat flour, which is slightly milder.

>For extra chocolate goodness, coarsely chop a bar of good-quality chocolate and stir into the dough with the marshmallows.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 772)

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