I made these vanilla and chocolate swirl cookies this past Sunday for the Patriots game and they were quite the hit. I really like baking things that are as pretty as they are delicious. These definitely fit that bill. I remember cutting into the log of cookie dough and telling everyone “come see how beautiful my spirals are!”. I was very proud of that swirl. The cookies themselves are extremely simple. They’re pretty much just shortbread cookies, but half the dough is chocolate shortbread.
That’s the best view of them – when you bite into it and can see the perfect swirls. It’s not even hard to get that perfect spiral either, I promise! All you have to do is roll out the two doughs to about the same size rectangle, then put one on top of the other and roll them up together to make a log. Then you simple chill the log, slice it, and bake the cookies. Easy enough, right?
These cookies are sure to please both chocolate and vanilla lovers. They’re small and cute, simple, and look quite impressive, too. What more could you ask for? I’ve made chocolate and vanilla swirl cupcakes and now I’ve made cookies. I guess it’s time for a chocolate and vanilla swirl cake? We shall see.
Recipe adapted from Spoonful of Flavor