Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road Cookies
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bits
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Miniature marshmallows (approx. 48), if desired
Melt 1/2 cup of the chocolate bits and the butter over low heat;
cool. Mix with remaining ingredients except for marshmallows.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie
sheets. Press a marshmallow into the center of each. Bake at 400
degrees for 8 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when
touched with a finger. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
Makes about 4 dozen.