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.
When whipping some chocolate chip cookies up the other day, I 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.
Certainly adding chocolate to the batter would 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)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 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
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: