Monday, April 27, 2009

Marble Cookies

These are my favorite cookies, I think. It is a hard choice, because I am a cookie nut, but these are so divine, I think I may come out and say that they are my favorite. You have never tasted a cookie like this! I think that's what is so fantastic about them! The presentation is absolutely beautiful as well. The marble effect is so pretty and unique that it draws people to pick them right up and scarf. Please don't take this recipe for granted! Don't just cut and paste the recipe and print it out and never make them! You probably have all of the ingredients already... so get bakin'!

For a beginner, this recipe may be a little challenging. It's not really hard, but care is required when folding the chocolate into the dough, so if you have never had to do anything like this before, try it! I am sure you will do fine. You just don't want to over mix... try to slice your rubber spatula through the places where there is the most unmixed chocolate.

From the Mrs. Fields' Cookie Book & introduced to me by my SIL, Marta.

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 c. sour cream
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. In mixer, cream sugars and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down bowl. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla and beat at medium speed until fluffy once more. Scrape bowl.

Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix.

Place chocolate in glass bowl and microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Pour evenly over batter in a drizzling-like fashion. Using the edge of a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate. Do not mix chocolate completely into the dough. It is OK to have larger streaks of dough and chocolate throughout. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake for 20-24 minuted until there is a faint hint of brown around the bottom edges of cookies. Move to a cool surface, such as a baking rack immediately. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.


Melanie said...

Oooh, I love to see favorite cookie recipes. These look fantastic. I am printing AND making!

Natalie said...

I can't wait to make these! Thanks!

Sarah <3 said...

Ruth Gough was my first dorm mother. I saw your blog on her page and decided to check out your recipes. I am going to try most of them and put them all in a cookbook eventually because my husband started crying from how amazing they looked and sounded as I read the recipe names off (course it is fast Sunday but I'm pretty sure he would have drooled anyway). I can't wait to start cooking all this amazing food!
Sarah Smith

DeGooyer Family said...

These were SO good! Although I think I added too much salt. Darn, I'll just have to make them again! =)

Eliza said...

I am going to try these--I need something other than chocolate chip cookies!

mgallen729 said...

Yeah, these little gems are amazing!! Love the taste and texture. I think they look way better if you are sure not to over mix in the chocolate!


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