Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Marble Cookies

I'm pretty certain I've previously cited that baking is my first "go to" stress relief activity. It used to be exercise, but I'm getting old, so that now ranks as #2 (although I do pace a lot...).

Anyhow, I had made chocolate centre cookies (you know, with hard chocolate in the middle of the top of the cookie) a few weeks ago, and boy, did they wind up taking more energy than I was expecting. So I tried to figure out ways to reduce the time/expenditure factor. I was mainly angling towards a bar cookie approach when inspiration struck: if you drizzle in the marble when creating marble cake, why not do the same for cookie dough?

People, I must have eaten at least ten of them today. So simple, healthy, and darn it, way too delish. I thought I would share the glory. :) Here's all you do:

  1. Take your favourite basic cookie dough recipe.
  2. Melt chocolate chips or use (like I do) a cocoa substitute.
  3. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie dough.
  4. Marble the chocolate evenly into the dough. Avoid over-mixing.
  5. Shape into cookies.
  6. Bake.
YUM. These would be a perfect way to break the fast tomorrow evening, imho.


  1. I didn't know cookies were healthy, but if you say so. Mmm...

  2. Screw the recipe, I want the cookie!

  3. SW, my basic cookie dough is a recipe: whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, and brown sugar. And I use a reduced amount of oil.

    And I figure pure unsweetened cocoa is chock full of antioxidants. :p

  4. Moshe, given how much stress I'm currently under, I'm baking. A lot. So you might just get a cookie after all, LOL.