Monday, December 8, 2008

Chocolate Swirls

Each year my friend Emily has a "Sweet Swap" during the holiday season. It gives you a chance to have a variety of goodies around for people who might come and visit your home. This is the "cookie" that I am going to make this year. I always try a new recipe- which is not always a good idea. I let my husband pick the cookie... so we shall see how these turn out!

Chocolate Swirls

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled

Makes: 4 dozen cookies

Heat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, butter, cream cheese, egg, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms. Fold melted chips into dough until lightly marbled. (Do not over mix.)

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely before storing.

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