Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Two-color cookies

On a lazy morning, what can be more fun for a Mom and her two little girls than making a batch of these interesting-looking cookies?

For the basic dough, I just used a simple recipe for cookies. It doesn't matter really - to get the pretty two-color effect, you can use any recipe that gives you nice workable white dough.

Once you have made your basic dough, divide it into two parts. Add some cocoa powder to one part - just enough to make it brown. Then pinch off a bit of white dough and roll it between your hands, making a longish rounded "worm". Do the same with a bit of brown dough. Twist the two "worms" around one another, roll into ball, flatten slightly and place on baking sheet. Very easy and fun for children and adults.

Put into the oven and be careful not to overbake. I like my cookies only just done, even before the edges have started to turn golden.

Then make a pot of tea and enjoy tea and cookies as a family, or call a friend to come along!


Carrie Peterson said...

What a sweet idea. Your daughters will have such fond memories when they're older of making cookies with mommy. This is a fun cookie too!

Rose said...

Now that's clever!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I have always loved these kinds of cookies, as they seemed for like a shortbread batter.
Hope you're well and enjoying this week.
Blessings, Roxy

Keary said...

My great-great aunt had a similar recipe for what she called "ice box cookies" (so named, I assume, because you could make the dough ahead of time and keep in the freezer until you needed/wanted cookies). Only her recipe called for rolling the dough out into three planks, layering the planks and then rolling it up like a jelly roll. You then sliced the roll into discs for the individual cookies. The end result was a cute pinwheel pattern-- and soooo good!