Marble Fudge Cookies

Despite all the baking I do and baked goods that I have in the house, I have pretty good willpower.  For Most things.  Marble Fudge Cookies (and the Mandelbread recipe I posted today) are on the "Willpower out the Window List".  There's no fighting it.  So easy.  So good.

Click below to get the recipe for these addictive cooks...go on, click...I dare ya!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups pure vegetable shortening like Crisco 
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 large egg
1/4 cup choclate chips (1 ounce)

Fudge Glaze
6 ounces chocolate chips
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar


In a large mixing bowl, with mixer at medium speed, mix the flour,  shortening, sugar and baking soda.  Add egg. Mix until dough forms.

Place the chocolate chips in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 1 minute at 70%; stir to hasten melting.  With a knife, cut the melted chocolate into the dough, swirling as best you can.

Using parchment or waxed paper, roll the dough into 3 logs, each about the size of a salami or 2 1/2 to 3 inch in diameter.  Freeze for 1/2 hour - 1 hour to make the slicing neater and easier.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick  cooking spray or line with parchment paper.  Slice each log into 12-15 cookies.  Bake 15-20 minutes.  Let cool on a rack.


Either in a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the shortening and confectioner's sugar.  Stir till smooth and shiny.  Put a puddle in the center of each cookie.  Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set the chocolate.  Store in a single layer so chocolate doesn't smudge. 

Yield:  30-34 cookies


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