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Chocolate Almond Swirls

Chocolate Almond Swirls

Chocolate and almond cookies with an intriguing design.

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45 min
Prep Time
04 hrs 05 min
Total Time


1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Spoon half of dough into another bowl; add cocoa and oil. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Divide chocolate dough in half. On lightly floured surface, shape one-half of chocolate dough into 8-inch log; flatten to 5-inch width.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide white dough in half. Shape one-half of white dough, on lightly floured surface, into 8-inch log; flatten to 5-inch width.

  4. STEP 4

    Place flattened chocolate dough on top of flattened white dough, pressing firmly together. Roll and shape into 8-inch log. Repeat with remaining dough. Wrap each log in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours until firm.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  6. STEP 6

    Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 5-7 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets immediately.

Tip #1

Cookie dough logs can be made ahead. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or place into plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

50 Calories
2.5 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
40 Sodium (mg)
7 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Protein (g)
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