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Chocolate Almond Marbled Sugar Cookies

These buttery sugar cookies have a swirl of melted chocolate through the dough and topped with sparkly sugar for a magical touch - this is a wonderful Christmas cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword recipe for marbled sugar cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 115.38kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 oz square semi sweet baking chocolate melted
  • 3/4 cup sanding sugar


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add in extracts and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar.
  • Gradually add dry mixture into wet mixture while mixer is on low. Continue mixing until dough is fully incorporated.
  • Melt chocolate according to package directions. Drizzle over dough in bowl. Drag a knife through the dough to create a marble effect - do not stir.
  • Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 6 - 8 minutes, just before edges turn brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 115.38kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.53g | Protein: 0.97g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.46g | Cholesterol: 18.15mg | Sodium: 94.67mg | Potassium: 27.58mg | Fiber: 0.25g | Sugar: 10.05g | Vitamin A: 164.18IU | Calcium: 6.13mg | Iron: 0.39mg