Monday, March 11, 2013

Holiday Cookies

I found this recipe for "Marbled Cookies" while doing a search for St. Patrick's Day treats, and it looked like a great recipe to try, so I did.  I think we'll make them again some time.  Colorful and chocolatey - what more could you want in a cookie?  And they're easily adapted to whatever holiday you want!
Marbled Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract (can substitute peppermint extract instead if desired)
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
green food coloring (can substitute any other color if desired)

Cream butter and sugar; stir in egg and almond extract.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt and mix in.  Divide dough into two bowls.  Add chocolate and cocoa to one and green food coloring to the other and mix well.  Chill until easy to roll into balls.
Using about 1 teaspoonful of dough, make balls.
Then take one chocolate and one green and combine gently into a larger ball.  Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet.
Flatten slightly, then back for 8-10 minutes at 350°.
Cool on rack.
Depending upon the size of your balls, this recipe will make 2-3 dozen.

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