Updated: Jul 6
Cookies. An old-fashioned bake sale staple. Easy to make and separate like brownies. Ingredients are easy to obtain. Variety of types is exponential. Easy items to buy. Just wanted to contribute to a cause but are watching the figure? Cookies are a simple pastry to give away to someone. Family. Friends. Lovers. See where I am going with this?
Taking the old fashioned advice that you want to win over a guy…feed his stomach. Rocky Road Cookies. Unique in the slightest.
Here are the ingredients you need to make these amazing cookies:
• 2 1/4 cups of flour
• 1 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1 cup of butter, room temperature
• 3/4 cup of sugar
• 3/4 cup of brown sugar
• 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla
• 3/4 cup of chopped pecans
• 3/4 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 1 cup of marshmallow creme
Here are the simplified steps of making Rocky Road Cookies:
1. Prep oven and pan to 350 degrees, butter up the cookie sheets.
2. Combine dry ingredients
3. Combine wet ingredients
4. Make dough, combine both dry and wet, and fold-in toppings.
5. Bake cookies
Here in the breakdown of ingredients cost for the Rocky Road Cookies:
• Flour- $2.98 from Publix
• Baking soda- $0.68
• Salt- already had the salt
• Butter- $3.64, I used a homemade butter recipe. • Sugar- $1.98 from Publix
• Brown sugar- $2.17 from Walmart
• Unsweetened cocoa- $2.98 from Walmart
• Eggs- $5.99 for 60 eggs from Walmart
• Vanilla- already had the vanilla
• Chopped pecans-$3.24 from Walmart
• Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips- $1.88 from Walmart
• Marshmallow creme- $1.22 from Walmart
The total cost to make these cookies and then maybe a couple more batches would be $26.76. At least if you had a quantity to hit, you would definitely hit the quota.
Those Millennial Cash Back Earnings
You know my favorites. Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, ShopKick, and Coinout. Why change what is good.
While using the Ibotta application, I actually struck out. I did not earn any cash back for any of the ingredients. Oh well, the gamble of cash back applications.
Fetch Rewards was a better application for me today. I earned 150 points from three receipts. I earned 50 points from each shopping trip to both Walmart and Publix. Two Walmart shopping trips and I earned 50 points. One Publix shopping trip and I earned 50 points.
For walking into Walmart, I got 10 kicks for just walking into the store. Shopkick typically does not have the products I shop for, I earn kicks by walking to the store. Though, I forgot to earn kicks when I was walking into Publix.
For my penny rewards from Coinout, I earned 15 cents from Publix. For my Walmart receipts, I earned two cents per shopping trip. In total, I earned 19 cents. Way better than other receipts I have redeemed in the past.
Shayne’s Rating: Shayne rates them a 7 out a 10. The cookies could have been more cookie esque instead of mix of a brownie and a cookie. They are more of a chewy cookie instead of a soft type of cookie.
My Rating: I rate these cookies a 6 out of 10. Mainly because of how chewy and chocolatey these cookies are. I am not a huge fan of chocolate so this would not be the cookie for me. Especially being a sugar cookie, snickerdoodle, and gingerbread type of girl. I like my cookies to have minimal chocolate.
Outcomes and Recommendations
With these cookies, to the general public and those who love the chewy chocolatey cookie, this is for them. Honestly for us, because Shayne and I are only two people, we would rather give some cookies to share because the cookies will go stale. That is when having family around is helpful. Oh and children who love cookies.
This is the type of recipe you would want to have for your bake sale. Unique, quick and easy to make cookies ready in under 45 minutes and a mass quantity so you look like the contributor of the year.