Chocy Road Cookies

The title for these cookies came before I actually created them. With a name so good, I simply had to turn it into an edible reality. Now, I realise that the phrase “edible reality” doesn’t sound all that appetizing, but please believe me when I say they’re yummy, crunchy, tasty, chewy and chocolatey.

Makes: About 20

Level: Easy

Time: About 30 mins “hands-on” then 15 mins to bake each batch. Plus cooling time

Equipment: Just normal items like a bowl and a wooden spoon etcetera


  • 115g/4oz butter, softened
  • 115g/4oz golden caster sugar or soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg              
  • 140g/5oz plain flour
  • 15g/½oz cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 75g/2½oz porridge oats
  • 45g/1½oz raisins and/or sultanas (or nuts of your choice)
  • 45g/1½oz mini marshmallows
  • 60g/2oz dark or milk chocolate chips or small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp milk in reserve to loosen the mixture if necessary


1. Preheat oven to 180°C / fan 160°C / 350°F / Gas 4. Line two or three baking trays with baking parchment.

2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg with a tsp of flour.

3. Sift in the rest of the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt then stir in the porridge oats. Add in all the dried fruit (or nuts), half the mini marshmallows* and half the chocolate chips*. Mix to combine.  (Add milk if needed) * Save enough to put on top of the cookies when baked.

4. Make balls of the mixture, about the size of a walnut. Place on the baking trays and lightly press to flatten them a little. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.

5. As soon as the cookies are removed from the oven, carefully press the remaining marshmallows and chocolate chips into each one before they cool. (If the surface has become crusty use something like a chopstick to create a small hole for the mini marshmallows to sit in. The chocolate chips won’t need this.)

6. Allow the cookies to cool a little then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.

I hope you enjoy making (and eating) these tasty cookies. If you want to see more recipes for cookies and biscuits click here. Or have a look at my site for other recipes.

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