Chewy Marble Sugar Cookies

By • April 2, 2010 • 12 Comments

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Author Notes: Do you like vanilla or chocolate? Can't decide? Well, this cookie resolves your dilemma. This recipe is a variation of my Chewy Sugar Cookie #2.mrslarkin

Makes about 2 dozen

  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (mix this into the melted chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour (I use King Arthur)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup turbinado, or course sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars for 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl. Continue beating for another minute. Scrape bowl again.
  3. Add vanilla. Beat for 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl.
  4. Add egg yolks. Beat for 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl.
  5. Add flour, salt and baking soda. Beat 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for another minute
  6. Make a well in the middle of dough and pour in the melted chocolate. Gently fold the dough over with a spatula or knife, until you achieve a marbled look. Don't overmix the dough, or you'll have a chocolate cookie instead of a marbled cookie, which isn't a bad thing, it just won't look as cool.
  7. Place course sugar in small, shallow bowl. Using a small cookie/ice cream scoop (mine is 1 1/2" in diameter) dipped in a mug of hot tap water, scoop balls of dough and drop two at a time into the course sugar. The hot tap water gives the dough balls a little tackiness and helps to get the course sugar to stick. Gently roll around in the sugar (the dough balls, that is.) Place balls of dough on parchment, leaving about 1 1/2" space around each. My half-sheet pans fit 12 cookies very comfortably.
  8. Do not press the balls down. This will ensure a chewy middle.
  9. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, turning and reversing pans midway through baking. Resist the urge to bake your cookies longer, or they won't be very chewy.
  10. Place pans on cooling racks. When cool, store cookies in air-tight containers.

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over 3 years ago rukahn

Is the "dark chocolate" unsweetened or 70%

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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dark chocolate is sweetened, so use the 70% - it essentially means bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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I usually use bittersweet (61% to 85% choc). Scharffen Berger and Valrhona are my favorite brands. But you can use semisweet chocolate chips in a pinch!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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For extra flavor, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder to the melted chocolate.

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about 4 years ago Jennifer Ann

Chocolate and vanilla? Perfect! These are going in the recipe box now

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you, Jennifer Ann!!

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about 4 years ago arielleclementine

um, yes please! so pretty :)

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, arielleclementine!

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Love it!!! SOOOO glad you're oven is fixed!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you, CS!

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

This is the recipe I have been awaiting. It's your turn, sconemama, to do the milk run for my Wisconsin cookie-eater AKA husband...Looks perfect.

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks Liz. Bought an extra jug of milk today, just in case! Wasn't sure if I'd get this one in on time...been sconing all the live-long day.