Chocolate Swirl Cookies starts with a cookie dough recipe. Easy as 1-2-3, these cookies will be in the oven and melting in your mouth in no time!
Yes, I enjoy cookies. I enjoy all types of cookies and all shapes of cookies. I even enjoy a bad cookie.
Of course, is there really anything that can be called a “bad” cookie? Probably few and far between my friends. Few and far between…
Chocolate swirl cookies starts with a basic cookie dough recipe. I use the cookie dough recipe often, as it is my go to recipe when I need to bring something to a potluck or family gathering. I try to bring unique items to such gatherings, but as you can imagine, sometimes we just need a golden oldie because we are too busy to try anything new.
As my children and hubby tell me, “It is your classic cookie recipe.” It really is.
I was whipping some chocolate chip cookies up the other day and wanted to try something new. I often had wondered what would happen to the cookie recipe if I added chocolate to the batter, but I had never tried it. I knew I could add chocolate to the batter and get a chocolate cookie, however I wanted a little more oomph then just chocolate. I know, what if I only put chocolate in half the batter and left the other half a chocolate chip cookie? What would happen then?
Well, as I discovered, I got chocolate swirl cookies. Simply ingenious, I tell you. Well, maybe it doesn’t rank up there like putting a man on the moon or the invention of disposable diapers, but hey, I gotta start somewhere, you know?
You know. You get me.
Chocolate Swirl Cookies
Swirling the chocolate with the normal cookie was easy. I simply divided the batter in half and added the baking cocoa to one of the halves. I then rolled the cookies into balls and then rolled the chocolate and plain balls together. Then you get a swirl. Easy peasy.
- 1 cup margarine (softened)
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2¼ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup baking cocoa
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Mix butter, sugar and brown sugar together in a large bowl
- Add in the egg and stir well
- Mix in flour, baking soda and salt
- Mix in chocolate chips
- Separate the dough evenly into two bowls
- Mix in the baking cocoa into one of the bowls
- Stir well
- Form a 1 inch ball with the plain dough and form a 1 inch ball with the chocolate dough
- Roll the dough together to make one ball of dough
- Set on an ungreased cookie sheet, make the rest of the cookies
- Bake at 375* for 7-8 minutes or until done
- (We like our cookies more on the soft and chewy side, we bake them for less time. For crunchy cookies, bake longer.)
Like cookies? I sure do: