This recipe came from my grandad's girlfriend Kay. I've had this recipe for many years now, and I make it every year. Kay's original recipe was to roll cherries in the dough then frost after baking. To much work for me, I wanted simple and fast. So here it is no setting time or sifting. Usually I press with a cookie press but I have decorated them with slices of red and green cherries to look like holly. If I make them for home I use 1/8 cup but if I put them on a cookie tray for a party I make them smaller 1 tablespoon.
This recipe was found in an old cookbook title "Cooking With Pioneers", published in Tennessee.
Very easy cookie recipe made with easily found ingredients. Recipe says it makes 6 dozen, but I got about 40 cookies out of it.
I've had this recipe for over 20 years? I just dug through my recipe box and re-located it, and made it. It is a yummy one.
One bowl in the microwave makes clean-up quick. Definitely a working mom's dream bar!
Posted by Chef #446736 on zaar forum: "This recipe appeared in our newspaper several years ago. It was from the "Dear Ask-it" column with this introduction: This is for M.F. of Canandaigua. It is a very close substitute for Sibley's original Chinese Marble Cookies. I make them all the time. It was submitted by K. L. from Hilton, NY. These are very crisp and delicious."
NOTE FROM DES: One suggestion you might want to make if you decide to post this recipe is not to use a cookie scoop. By using a cookie scoop it will cause the chocolate to blend into the dough more than what is desired.
From "The Ultimate Cookie Book" by Catherine Atkinson. These are rolled in confectioners' sugar before being baked. I can't wait to try them!! Times are estimates. Chill time included in the cook time.
With a taste of orange and chocolate. How could you go wrong. Try using colored sugar to dip these into instead of just white. I've dipped them in red and green sugar for Christmas and orange sugar for Halloween.
This recipe is so easy and requires so few ingredients that many doubt how good it will be. Well..I'm here to tell you that these are one of the best chocolate chip cookie bars you can make! No eggs, so the dough is great to eat as well :) Give it a try...I know you'll love them!