a swirl chip cookie? don’t mind if I do…
Now where to begin? Swirl Chip Cookies. Swirl Chips. Those cakey-cookie things. They will answer to any of the above. There are similar recipes out there, but my family’s version came to us via my Grandma L., and let me tell you, we ate these puppies by the handful. Still do, actually.
When it was time to bake Christmas cookies my mom would ask us what cookies we wanted her to bake and we’d all insist ‘swirl chips!’, just to be shot down with ‘Those aren’t Christmas cookies, pick something else’. Well, I’m picking them now.
Cake mix, egg, oil, chocolate chips. Simple, right? Don’t let the humble ingredient list fool you. These cookies are soft, slightly gooey, and their rich cakey-fudginess wraps itself around you like a warm sweater. I love sweaters. And I love these cookies. And now I pass them to you. So what are you waiting for? Go. Go make them. Right now. You won’t be sorry.
Swirl Chip Cookies
Yield: 2-3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 350°
In a large bowl using a wooden spoon, mix together yellow mix packet, oil, egg and 3Tbs of water.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Transfer about 1/3 of the dough to a medium size bowl. Sprinkle chocolate mix packet over the transferred dough. Work the chocolate mix into the dough with a spoon. You may need to add a few drops of water to allow the mix to come together. Be careful not to add too much water at this stage, as to not make the chocolate dough too runny.
Transfer chocolate dough back into the large bowl with the yellow dough. DO NOT STIR! Simply place the chocolate dough on top of the yellow dough and spread it out gently. Using a tablespoon scoop, scoop out the dough, making sure to get some yellow dough and some chocolate on each spoonful. Drop onto parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will seem just set. Allow to cool on sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.