Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marbled Chocolate Chip Cookies.

 I'm really excited about this post.
This is the first recipe that I've pulled completely out of my own head. And by "completely out of my own head" I mean I took my recipes for chocolate chip cookies and chocolate-chocolate chip cookies and swirled them together as one. It's the little things in life.

Best decision ever.
Also... a couple of blog changes! I added links over the weekend to printer-friendly recipes for all my posts to make it easier to bake without lugging a laptop around. I hope everyone finds this helpful.

And a second, more exciting change... I now have a Facebook page! I figure my friends will appreciate my not updating my status every time I'm in the kitchen inventing cookies or running out of vanilla (yesterday). Plus it'll be easier to share updates, new posts, ideas and links, things like that. Don't be shy!

Marbled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Cookie Dough
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

For chocolate chip cookie dough, combine the shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir flour, baking soda, and salt with a whisk or fork and add in batches to the creamed mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl when needed. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.

For the chocolate cookie dough, cream the softened butter and sugars together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking with a whisk or fork until combined and add in batches to the creamed mixture until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. 

Take a 1/2 tablespoon of each (or more, depending on how big you want these) and press together. Gently roll it into a ball until it looks like this:
Bake for 11-13 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!

Source: A Bakergirl original.


  1. This is a first for chocolate chip cookies! They look delicious but different, i love it!

  2. These look so good! I will have to try this recipe too. Thanks for figuring it out! :)

  3. What a delicious idea to combine two cookies into one. It looks like your experimenting paid off in a big way. I'm starting a new linky on my blog this Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link these up.

  4. oh, this is so smart! I usually just think of marbled cakes.

  5. How delicious these cookies look! And what a sweet blog you have here. I have enjoyed perusing several of your posts!

    So glad you stopped by my place and left your comment.

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. I made these today and am in love with them. In the chocolate cookie part I used white chocolate chips. So yummy. I also made your smore candy bark last week. Your recipes are killing me! Loving all of them. And linking to you everytime I make them so credit is given where due! You are great!

  7. These came out delicious! We got about 80 cookies out of this recipe. We also got creative in how to combine the doughs -- swirling the dough. If you take a little bit of each dough and roll each into a cord and then into a ball, the cookie comes out much more "swirled". Great recipe!