Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cookies...

Friday, January 20, 2012

A few weeks ago I posted an easy Colorful Swirl Cookie
recipe that I found on Pinterest right before Christmas.

I always wondered how cookies like this were made
and was delighted when I found a recipe that looked so 
simple and was so much fun to bake!

The next day I had to try another swirl cookie and found the following
recipe on Google in my quest to bake another FUN cookie. 

This week's
Something Yummy for My Colonel's Tummy
is a FUN, EASY, vanilla and chocolate swirl cookie...


Ingredients

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
1 1/2 cups butter softened (YES, 3 sticks)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Cream the butter until it's smooth.
 Stir in the sugars and vanilla extract until they're evenly blended. 
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. 
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture one third at a time, stirring after each addition, 
until the dough is evenly blended.

Divide the cookie dough in half.
Set aside half of the cookie dough...


Add the cocoa powder to the remaining dough and stir until it is fully incorporated...



Divide the chocolate dough in half...


Place each half on a large piece of plastic wrap, 
pat it into a 1/2-inch-thick square, and then wrap it in the plastic. 

Repeat the process for the vanilla dough. 
Refrigerate the 4 squares until firm, about 1 to 2 hours...



Unwrap one piece of the chilled vanilla dough, leaving it on the plastic. 
Cover it with a second piece of plastic wrap, then roll it into a rectangle measuring about 9 by 7 inches.
 If the dough gets too soft and difficult to roll, slide it onto a baking sheet 
and refrigerate it until it's firm again, about 5 to 10 minutes. 
Unwrap a piece of the chocolate dough, cover it with another piece of plastic, 
and roll it into an 8- by 7-inch rectangle.

Remove the top piece of plastic wrap from both rolled doughs 
and invert the chocolate dough on top of the vanilla dough, 
lining up 3 sides and leaving about 1 inch of vanilla dough exposed on one side... 



Starting at the opposite side, lift the vanilla dough by the plastic wrap 
underneath it and snugly roll up both layers into a log, 
peeling away the plastic wrap as you go.

See the cracks?
DON'T WORRY, just keep rolling...


Wrap the log in the plastic and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. 
Repeat the process with the 2 other pieces of dough...


Heat the oven to 350ยบ. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. 
Unwrap one of the logs and slice it into 1/4-inch-thick rounds... 


I was having fun with the dough...


  1. Arrange the slices on the parchment about 1 inch apart 
    and bake them for about 13 minutes. 
    When done, they'll still be a little soft to the touch.
    The cookies will have a better texture if you don't let their edges brown.

    PRETTY and DELICIOUS...


    Baking swirl cookies is so much FUN!
    I'm happy I learned over Christmas and made 
    two very different, yet DELICIOUS cookies for our
    family to enjoy and to give as gifts to friends.  


    Enjoy your day!  


14 comments :

  1. Good morning, Lois!

    What a pretty cookie! It has the best of both worlds swirled into a tempting cookie. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. You tempt my tummy every time I stop by. These look so good.

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  3. Pretty cookies! Looks like a fun project to go with some great coffee. :)

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  4. The cookies look just WONDERFUL, and actually don't seem to hard to make. And good way of making the zucchini. It looks like how mine comes out so I kind of thought you did it the same way. I heat just a little bit of olive oil in a big wok pan, slice the zucchini and sprinkle it with Mrs. Dash's herb and garlic seasoning and toss it around for around 5 or 6 minutes...soo yummy. I need to try your way. ENJOY your week-end Lois! HUGS

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  5. OK...I think you love Pinterest as much as I do! Those cookies look so good! Anything having to do with chocolate...I'm in!

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  6. One of these pretty cookies would be good with a cup of coffee this a.m.!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. What a yummy looking cookie. I bet it is tasty too. I don't bake cookies much, but this one might just be the one I try.

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  8. Three sticks of butter? I bet these are FANTASTIC!

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  9. I want to make pinwheel cookies from Chicago - kind of pink and vanilla. I bet I could do that with these.

    And those cheese enchiladas look delish!

    sandie

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  10. Both the cookies and chicken look awesome!

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  11. Those sure do look yummy!! I love anything with choc. I have the coffee on so I guess I am ready for one LOL
    Hugs

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  12. They look yummy! All your recipes do!
    It will be interesting and close-- what happens tomorrow in the primary!
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. those cookies look fun to make, i may have to try them! isn't pinterest "the bomb"? i'm addicted.

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  14. Hi Lois, these look so pretty and good! And I've bookmarked this page so I can try out the chicken enchiladas, they will be good for those days when I have some leftover chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

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