Thursday, March 3, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Marble Cookies -- Roba Dolce Good News Contest


If you are looking for something different for St. Patrick's Day, then try these cookies.  They are simple to make cookie and they are striking with their contrasting colors.  So let's strike up some GREEN!


Roba Dolce Logo


I also want to direct you to the Dolce Roble "Good News" contests that are being held every week.  The Roba Dolce Company wants to hear about acts of kindness, those that occur every day that don't show up in the newspaper.  Has someone blessed your life or the life of another, why not submit an entry to the "Good News" contests?  Click HERE for details.  Every week they will choose one of the submitted stories and they will highlight it in their posts.  The subject of the winning story will receive a large assortment of their gelatos and sorbettos.  Trust me, you are going to love their gelatos and sorbettos!
 


St. Patrick's Day Marble Cookie Recipe

1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon peppermint or almond extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon to add to chocolate dough, if needed
1/3 cup chocolate chips -- I used milk chocolate.
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
Sugar for rolling dough in
Green coloring

Put butter and sugar in medium mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract and beat until incorporated. Then add baking soda and flour little by little. Divide dough in half; color one half with green coloring.  For the other half, melt chocolate chips in microwave, being very careful that they don't burn. Cool chocolate and add melted chocolate and cocoa powder to the other half of the dough and mix until chocolates are incorporated. If the chocolate dough doesn't seem stiff enough, add 1 tablespoon of flour.

Take green dough and, using a little less than 2 teaspoons of dough, roll into small balls. Take chocolate dough and so the same and add to gether to make cookie ball as pictured below.


Roll the green and chocolate dough together and roll into sugar.

Place chocolate/green cookie ball on baking sheet. Press bottom of glass on cookie and smash until about 1/4 inch thick.


Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 -10 minutes, making sure you don't overcook.

Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack.


Thanks for dropping by Red Couch Recipes!

Posted with the following: 
I'm Lovin' It, Feature Yourself Friday, Weekend Wrapup, Tuesday Night Supper Club, Made By You Monday, Mom's Crazy Cooking, Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Party

43 comments:

Bonnie said...

So pretty Joni. Just right for St. Patrick's day. They remind me of Brach's chocolate mints.

Jacqueline said...

I agree, they look like a mint chocolate! Two of my favorite flavors. What a fun cookie for St. Patricks Day. Glad you got rid of your computer virus and are back, but I bet the break was nice too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very fun and festive cookies Joni! I'm sure they didn't last long:@)

Nancy said...

Another recipe that looks as good as it sounds. I'll definitely be making a batch...or two!

Nancy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, Joni, how adorable. I love thepictures of the little round cookie dough balls!
Yvonne

Karen said...

YUM!!!... I am definitely going to try this cookie recipe - we do St. Patricks Day big in my family.

And thank you for the shout out :-)

Joycee said...

Love these cookies for St. Paddy's Day, much better idea than tinting my mashed potatoes green to go with the meatloaf!!! Roba Dolce steps up and does the right thing with this blog! Mom's nursing home is the winner of a generous assortment of gelatos and sorbets...Tina Cox the activity director was chosen last week and honored. She is so worthy of this praise!

La said...

These look yummy! They may have to be on the St. Patrick Day menu.

ButterYum said...

Wow, look at those cookies - the color is amazing! One of my kids has a birthday that falls on St. Patrick's Day.... I'm going to have to keep these in mind for a school snack.

:)
ButterYum
PS - Love RDs blog!

Judy said...

What a cute idea for St. Patrick's Day. You could even make the cookies into shamrock shapes! Yummy!

~Judy

Beth said...

Your cookies are striking! Beautiful. These would be great for St. Patrick's Day! Glad you are back to blogging/conquered the computer virus.
Blessings, Beth

Debbie said...

These are totally cool looking, and I'll bet they're delicious. I think I would try it both ways, once with the peppermint and once with the almond.

I need to show this one to my daughter who loves to bake and is coming home tomorrow.

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

These look so festive!

Jamie said...

So cute! Caroline wants to know if we can make them green and pink for Easter. LOL Thanks Joni.

Sarah said...

Joni, these look perfect for St. Paddy's Day. ~ sarah
PS
Just read the green and pink idea. I like it!

Cathy said...

Love the way you have combined the colors in this cookie, Joni. I can think of all kinds of fun ways to use this clever idea. This is my favorite kind of cookie - not too sweet.

The White Farmhouse said...

These are really cute! How fun for St Patty's day. I am still trying to figure out dessert for the day. I may have to make these.

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

What a great St. Patty's Day idea - and something I've never seen before! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight. Also, we're featuring side dishes this week so if you have any favorites we'd love to see those too!

Christina said...

Cute idea!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my goodness, Joni... Now you just KNOW I had to stop everything to catch a glimpse of THESE!! They look wonderful, and I'll definitely have to put these on my to-bake list!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, and have a great weekend! ~tina

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Joni, what a cute idea. They look easy and fun for grands to help with. Glad you're back...no more viruses!

anniebakes said...

Oh, I so love the looks of thoses cookies, especially the phot where they are still in a ball--how pretty!! anne

Susan said...

These are so festive..... and very impressive!

Susan www.ugogrrl.com

Mimi said...

Fun cookies, a great way to celebrate St. Paddy's day.
Mimi

Sue said...

Joni, I love how these cookies look from beginning(dough balls)to end(baked). I bet they taste great too! A perfect St. Patty's Day cookie:) Have a wonderful weekend!

Darcy said...

Looks very yummy!

egbkid said...

Neat! Potluck at work on St. Patrick's Day, i think i found my recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

Mmm! These look so good!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a great idea, Joni! They looks delicious too.

TidyMom said...

These sound so yummy!
Thanks for linking up! I featured you on my wrap up post http://tidymom.net/2011/st-patricks-day-food-and-crafts/

Romantisch Hotel Brugge said...

Yum!!!! OH Lovely and cool recipes . Its food very specially and testy. Mind Blowing your idea for food so thanks

Sweet and Savory said...

These cookies are striking. I would love to serve these. What fun.

Would you like to link this to Let's Do Brunch.? Can you just see them in the midst of eggs, pancakes, soups and salads?

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2011/03/lets-do-brunch-18.html

Christy said...

swirly cookies are so much fun! i bet these would taste delicious with a bit of that gelato sandwiched in between.thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

We would love for you to come link up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS! We are celebrating St. Patrick's Day and EVERYTHING GREEN!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-20-go.html

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

Thanks so much for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS for Everything GREEN St. Patrick's Day, don't forget to stop by next Monday for Chocolate... Chocolate and More Chocolate!!!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Unique & yummy!! I invite you to link up any & all of your delightful creations to The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. It's a great new place for delicious inspiration. I also host a blog bash K.I.S.S., the link is open until Tues. @ midnight. Happy to be a new follower. :)

Drop by The Tattered Tag

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun way to make these two tone cookies! Happy St Patrick's day to you!!

GrandmaK said...

Well done! They look grand! Thank you! will have to try this recipe! Cathy

Lark Harrington (SparkyLarky) said...

I would like to invite you to join in on my RECIPE linky party on my blog: http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/
"Made it on Monday" is a weekly RECIPE link party.
So you can join in as often as you like.

I hope to see some of your recipes soon!

* I am also one of your newest followers* :)

Kathleen said...

Another good recipe, thanks!

Suzy said...

These look so fun. I am imagining all sorts of fun color combos.

Erin said...

I'm making these this weekend and I can't wait! They are awesome! Thanks!

Erin said...

We made these today and we LOVE them! Thanks so much!!!

Engageya