Marbled Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those times when you can’t decide if you want vanilla or chocolate — why not have both? This recipe swirls together two flavored doughs and two types of chips in a chewy, crunchy cookie that’s striking to look at and equally delicious. Best enjoyed with a tall glass of milk (or chocolate milk!), these cookies are truly the best of both worlds.

30 mins
9 to 11 mins
1 hr 15 mins
about 40 cookies
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) three baking sheets. If you don't have three baking sheets, that's OK; you'll bake the cookies in batches.

  2. To make the dough: In a large bowl, combine the sugars, butter, shortening, salt, baking soda, vanilla and almond extracts, and vinegar, beating until smooth and creamy. 

  3. Add the egg, beating again until smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined. 

  4. Mix in the flour, stirring just until combined.

  5. Divide the dough in half; if you have a scale, each half will weigh about 390g. 

  6. Mix the cocoa, milk, and white chocolate chips into one half of the dough. 

  7. Mix the semisweet chocolate chips into the other half of the dough. 

  8. To shape the cookies: Use a teaspoon cookie scoop to portion the chocolate chip cookie dough onto one of the baking sheets; the balls of dough can be close together. Repeat with the white chocolate chip dough.  

  9. Cover the baking sheet and refrigerate the dough balls for 30 minutes. 

  10. Working with one chocolate chip dough ball and one white chocolate chip dough ball at a time, gently press the two together and roll them into a single ball, being careful not to completely blend them.  

  11. Place the marbled dough ball onto one of the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough balls, leaving 2" clearance among the cookies. 

  12. To bake the cookies: Bake the cookies for 9 to 11 minutes, until their edges are set and the middles are still slightly soft. 

  13. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool them on the pan until they're set enough to move without breaking. 

  14. Storage information: Store cookies, well wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.