Menu

3-Ingredient Holiday Chocolate Swirl Sugar Cookies

  • Save Recipe
3-Ingredient Holiday Chocolate Swirl Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 24
  • Save
  • Print
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Email
Ready to make?
  • Save
  • Shop
  • Share
  • Keep Screen On
These easy Holiday Chocolate Swirl Sugar Cookies will make a sweet addition to your holiday cookie plate. We love slice-and-bake cookies because you can make a large batch with minimal effort. On top of that, this particular chocolate swirl cookies recipe only calls for three simple ingredients. Before you know it, you’ll have cookies with a beautifully marbled look that makes them almost too pretty to eat. Almost. We think you’ll find that these scrumptious, sugary delights taste just as good as they look!
Updated Nov 1, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Divide cookie dough in half. In medium bowl, place half of the cookie dough. Crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in flour until well mixed. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) In another medium bowl, place remaining half of cookie dough. Crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in cocoa until well mixed.
  • 2
    Divide each of the doughs in half. Take one half of each of the sugar and cocoa cookie doughs, and press together into a ball. Gently knead to mix doughs (don’t overwork dough or it will lose marbling). Press combined doughs back into a ball.
  • 3
    Shape into a roll, 6 inches long by 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap dough log tightly with plastic wrap. Repeat forming, shaping and rolling with remaining dough pieces. Refrigerate about 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap 1 of the dough logs; cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet, reshaping if necessary.
  • 5
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Unwrap remaining dough log, and repeat slicing and baking. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store covered in airtight container.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a festive look, sprinkle chocolate swirl cookies with coarse sparkling white sugar or colored decorating sugars before baking. We used white, green and red to create Christmas swirl sugar cookies! Coarse sparkling white sugar can usually be found in the baking aisle at the grocery store, next to the decorating sugars.
  • tip 2
    For best results, bake your holiday swirled sugar cookies on the middle oven rack. For even baking, it’s best to bake one sheet at a time.
  • tip 3
    When baking batches of cookies, use completely cooled cookie sheets. Cookies will spread too much if put on a hot or warm cookie sheet.

Nutrition Information

80 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 13g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
© 2021 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved