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Chinese Marble Cookies
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4.5 from 2 votes

Chinese Marble Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Cookie
Servings: 24
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 2 sticks of butter room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour plus another 1/2 cup flour reserved
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 TBS cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars and mix until smooth.
  • Add in vanilla and eggs and mix until blended.
  • Add in 1 1/4 cups flour, sprinkle salt and baking soda over-top and mix until smooth.
  • Divide dough in half. add remaining 1/2 cup of flour to one half and mix until blended.
  • Add the cocoa powder to the other half and mix until blended.
  • Scoop the "vanilla" dough into balls using a small cookie scoop (fill scoop a little less than full) and place on a piece of parchment paper.
  • Do the same with the chocolate dough.
  • Take one of each, press them together, flatten them down into a fat disk and roll edges liberally in the chocolate jimmies.
  • Place onto a parchment paper lined lined baking sheet, one inch apart (I usually fit 7 per sheet).
  • Bake 11 minutes or so or until done to your liking. You don't want edges to brown.
  • Allow them to cool on tray for a couple minutes and then using a cookie spatula, transfer them to a cooling rack until completely cool.
  • Store in a cookie jar or airtight container and enjoy!