I like making cookies for the girls to take in their lunches, and yesterday I decided to be a little bit creative and try my hand at chocolate swirl sugar cookies.
I started by making a double batch of sugar cookie dough. I took half of the dough out of the mixer and added cocoa to the remaining half.
I then rolled out the dough on the counter. I should have rolled it out onto parchment paper or plastic wrap, but that was one of the lessons learned.
If I had rolled the dough onto a movable surface, stacking the two rectangles of dough would have been a snap. But as it was, I had to cut the chocolate dough into squares and place it piece by piece on the white dough.
I then rolled the dough into a log or snake or worm or whatever you want to call it. This task would have also been easier if the dough were on plastic wrap, but I made it work.
After a few hours in the fridge, the dough was firm enough to cut into cookie sized slices. It had flattened under its own weight, but I have no problem with ovaloid cookies. We're easy around here.
Mmmm. The finished project. Chocolaty, but not too much so.
Then, since the creative juices were already flowing, I decided to do a stuffed crust on our pizza. That turned out really nice, too.
What fun things have you been doing in the kitchen?