Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Choco Vanilla Spiral Cookies

The foodie in me freaks out when I come across some interesting recipes. And it was at this recipe that I lately got too excited about and could not wait to make them.

Choco vanilla spiral cookie is the most exciting looking cookies according to me. Found a nice step wise explanation of making this cookies in Edible garden blog by Nags. She is simply awesome at what she does. I totally got impressed and immediately set to bake it in my own style by adding a pinch of my creative twist to it :)

The recipe is pretty much the same with just a small change of adding a little more of sugar to the cocoa dough since I like my cookies a little more sweeter.

Get set go for an exciting cookie experience :)


For the vanilla dough:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 1/2 cups
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Egg yolk(beaten) - 1/2
Vanilla essence - 4 drops

For chocolate dough:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1 1/4 cups
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 2/3 cup
Egg yolk(beaten) - 1/2
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1/4 cup


To make the vanilla dough, first bring the butter to room temperature and beat sugar along, till it incorporates well. Now beat in the egg yolk and vanilla essence.

Add the sifted all purpose flour to it and combine with hands until everything comes together. Do not over beat. Just combine until it forms a soft dough. Cover it with cling film and keep it aside.

To make the chocolate dough, beat butter and sugar together and then add the egg yolk to it. Now add the cocoa powder and mix well without lumps. Finally pour in the all purpose flour and combine till it rolls into a soft dough. Cover it with cling film too.

Now refrigerate both the doughs for half an hour.

After half an hour, roll both the doughs into a flat rectangle of 1/4" thickness on a transparent plastic sheet. If you are not able to roll them into a rectangle shape, just trim the edges and make them into equal sized rectangles.

Now comes the tough part. Lift the chocolate layer and place it on top of the vanilla layer showing just 1/4" of the vanilla layer on top(This will help you get a clean swirl when you roll it)

After placing it, gently start rolling the layers until you form a log. Now cover it again with cling film and refrigerate for half an hour. This will make the dough firm and will be easy to cut.

After half an hour remove it from the fridge and cut them into slices of 1/4" thickness.

Preheat the oven at 350°F or 180°C.

Place the sliced cookies on a baking tray and bake for 10 - 12 mins. Check after ten mins to note if the vanilla part has turned into light golden color.

If done, remove the cookies and let it cool on a wire rack for ten mins.

Choco vanilla cookies is ready to eat :)

This quantity should make around 28 large circular cookies according to the source recipe. But since I experimented various patterns of small sized cookies, I could make 70 cookies out of the dough ;) Oops :)

Enjoy eating the zebra cookies :)


Freak out with the shapes. You have a lot of scope to create interesting stuff because of the two contrasting colors.

  • I tried triangle shaped swirled cookies by pressing the dough on three sides and then cutting them into slices. :)
  • Pressed them firmly on four sides to make square swirl cookies. :)
  • Made a semi circle by pressing one side of the roll and then slicing. :)
  • Layered white and brown alternatively to make circular layered cookies. :)
  • Mixed both the doughs and made marble cookies. :)
  • Rolled the dough into sheets and cut out heart shape using the cookie cutter and layered the chocolate heart over the vanilla one to make double layered heart cookies. :)
  • And also made independent vanilla and chocolate cookies. :)
No wonder all of them tasted the same and yummmmmmmy :)

I am happy to send this post as an entry to Pari's "Only kids delight" event.

Written by: Nithya
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Unknown said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh.. Its amazing.
Looks so yumm. U should start taking orders yaar!!!

Pavithra Srihari said...

oh my god .. looks damn yummy... visual treat as well ... superrrrrrr

prasanna venkatesh said...

my keyboard is wet due to my mouth watering ! awesome :-)

priya said...

Amazing ..no words to explain...awesome

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..love the different shapes!!

Unknown said...

Truely a treat to our eyes watching ur pics...finally tried ah gud gud looks perfect I luv all those variations Nithi!

My Kitchen Antics said...

just lovely

Anuradha said...

Oh wow... its soooo coool... Very yummy...

Rachana said...

I am head over heels in love with these cookies! Awesome!

Nivedita Thadani said...


RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Mind blowing Nithi. It has come out really well. Spiral cookies have been in my to list for quite sometime now, go to bake it.

Namitha said...

Awesome cookies..great job Nithi

Deepthi Shankar said...

amazing .. beautiful cookies

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, what awesome and droolworthy clicks..I am so gonna make it..such clean work, fantastic.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Wow!!!! looks so cute & tempting,why don't you send it to the event kids delight by Pari.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so amazing cookies..Beautiful presentaion and clicks.

Prerna said...

Goodness! another set of gorgeous photos :-) You r making me get off the couch right now and pick my camera..They're beautiful. And the recipe is so worth giving a try.
Thanx for visiting my space and for your wonderful words! Following you on twitter.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Awesome recipe and to top it wonderful pics. Girl you have so much patience to make all these cute cookies. You as well deserve a pat on your back !!! Great job Nithi!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely cookies!

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering. Loved all the shapes.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow thats a coincidence nithi .. I too have posted same..by the way everything looks super good.

Vrinda said...

Simply awesome...picture perfect cookies....

Padhu Sankar said...

I am not fond of cookies but yours look lovely

amna said...

your creativity is simply awesome! so glad my post helped spur this :)

Unknown said...

WOOOOO!!! they looks soooo heavenly nithya.Lovely beauties!!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Awesome!great job da.Cookies look lovely:)

chef and her kitchen said...

Hmmm..Just now saw chequered cookies in ur SIL's blog and here also similar kind...good coincidence hahh!!
They look really stunning nithya..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

commenting after seeing similar one in pavi's blog.looks awesome.good creativity

Menaga Sathia said...

awesome....love the different shape of cookies...

Bharathy said...

Ayyoooo toooooo good!!!...Lovely lovely pics!!!

Chitra said...

wowow, iam drooling...

Sanctified Spaces said...

Lovely presentation.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

thats an awesome presentation! Love it!

Sarah Naveen said...

oh My!!!! wonderful pics..looks awesome dear...now words actually!!

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