marble cookies

When I bake a batch of marble cookies, they don’t last long in our house!  My girls LOVE these cookies so much!

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

First, the back story on these cookies…the recipe comes from a good friend of mine.  This is her signature cookie.  You know what I mean, she is known in our community for these cookies!  When you see them served at a teacher appreciation luncheon or sold at the school bake sale, you know SHE made them!  In fact, my older girls were always glad to be in class with one of her kids because they knew marble cookies would be brought in to celebrate their birthdays.

So with her permission, I am sharing her recipe today.

Ingredients…

  • box of Duncan Hines marble cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup oil

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

In a large bowl, mix together the white part of the cake mix, the egg, water, and oil.  Combine thoroughly.

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

Then add the chocolate chips and mix together.  Set aside.

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

In a small bowl, mix the chocolate part of the cake mix with an additional tablespoon of water.  It may be thick and difficult to stir, and you may be tempted to add more water…but don’t.

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

Next, mix 1/4 of the white batter with the chocolate part.  Once again, it will be thick and hard to stir.  That is normal.

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

Then swirl that into the remaining batter in the large bowl.

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

Finally, form 1-2 inch balls of the batter on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  The cookies will just begin to “crack” on top.  Be careful not to overbake.

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

Serve and enjoy!  Be sure to grab one for yourself because they won’t last long!

marble cookies | polka dots and picket fences

And a special thank you to my “marble cookie friend” for sharing her recipe with me all those years ago…my family appreciates it, also!

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