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Black and White Marble Cookies Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk

Special equipment needed:
- Electric mixer
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Plastic wrap
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
5. Divide the dough in half and place one half in a separate bowl.
6. Add the cocoa powder and milk to one half of the dough and mix until well combined.
7. Wrap both doughs in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
8. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
9. Take a tablespoon of each dough and roll them into balls.
10. Press the balls together to create a marbled effect.
11. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
12. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
Makes approximately 24 cookies

Nutritional information:
Per serving (1 cookie):
Calories: 160
Total fat: 8g
Saturated fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Sodium: 70mg
Total carbohydrates: 20g
Dietary fiber: 1g
Sugars: 9g
Protein: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Salted butter can be used instead of unsalted butter, but reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.
- Whole wheat flour can be used instead of all-purpose flour for a healthier option.
- Almond extract can be used instead of vanilla extract for a different flavor.

- Add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the dough for extra texture.
- Use food coloring to create different colored marbled cookies.
- Add peppermint extract to the white dough for a festive twist.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the butter is softened before starting the recipe to ensure a smooth dough.
- Chill the dough before baking to prevent the cookies from spreading too much.
- Use a cookie scoop to ensure even-sized cookies.

Storage instructions:
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Reheating instructions:
If the cookies become stale, place them in a 350°F (180°C) oven for a few minutes to crisp them up.

Presentation ideas:
Arrange the cookies on a platter and dust with powdered sugar for a festive touch.

Sprinkle crushed candy canes or chocolate shavings on top of the cookies for added decoration.

Serve the cookies with a glass of cold milk or hot cocoa for a comforting treat.

Suggested side dishes:
These cookies are perfect on their own, but can also be served with a side of fresh fruit or a scoop of ice cream.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
- If the cookies spread too much during baking, chill the dough for longer before baking.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash your hands and all utensils before starting the recipe to prevent contamination.

Food history:
Marble cookies have been a popular treat for many years, with variations found in many different cultures.

Flavor profiles:
These cookies have a buttery, vanilla flavor with a hint of chocolate.

Serving suggestions:
Serve these cookies as a sweet treat for dessert or as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Taste: Sweet, Chocolatey, Vanilla, Rich, Creamy