Dawn NoltAuthorDawn NoltCategoryTags, , , , DifficultyIntermediateRating

Your kids will love helping you make these chewy, chocolate mint marble cookies because you get to squish the balls of dough together.

Yields36 Servings
Cook Time15 mins

 1 ¾ cups sugar, plus 1/2 cup for coating
 ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp mint extract
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 Nature's Yoke egg
 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
 8 drops green food coloring (optional)
  cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1

Preheat oven to 350 F.

2

Cream 1 3/4 cups sugar, butter, cream cheese, baking powder, salt and extracts together until well blended. Mix in egg. Add 2 cups flour, then mix on low speed until incorporated.

3

Divide dough roughly in half and transfer one half to another bowl. Mix food coloring, if using, and 1/2 cup flour into half of the dough. Mix cocoa powder into other half of dough.

4

Put remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Pinch off about 1 teaspoon of green dough and roll into a small ball; repeat with remaining green dough. Do the same with the chocolate dough.

5

To make each cookie, line up 4 small balls in a row, alternating colors: green, chocolate, green, chocolate. Squish them all together and roll lightly into 1 big ball. Roll in sugar; place on greased baking sheet 2 inches apart.

6

Bake 13-15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Ingredients

 1 ¾ cups sugar, plus 1/2 cup for coating
 ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp mint extract
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 Nature's Yoke egg
 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
 8 drops green food coloring (optional)
  cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 F.

2

Cream 1 3/4 cups sugar, butter, cream cheese, baking powder, salt and extracts together until well blended. Mix in egg. Add 2 cups flour, then mix on low speed until incorporated.

3

Divide dough roughly in half and transfer one half to another bowl. Mix food coloring, if using, and 1/2 cup flour into half of the dough. Mix cocoa powder into other half of dough.

4

Put remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Pinch off about 1 teaspoon of green dough and roll into a small ball; repeat with remaining green dough. Do the same with the chocolate dough.

5

To make each cookie, line up 4 small balls in a row, alternating colors: green, chocolate, green, chocolate. Squish them all together and roll lightly into 1 big ball. Roll in sugar; place on greased baking sheet 2 inches apart.

6

Bake 13-15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Chocolate Mint Marble Cookies