Recipe for Yin Yang Cookies

Yin Yang Cookies
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Recipe For Yin Yang Cookies

Do you want a cookie recipe that is easy to bake but looks like it takes a lot of time and effort? Try this recipe for Yin Yang cookies. This style of cookie looks impressive and tastes so delicious since it is made with the best basic cookie batter ingredients. Try to use butter, not margarine, and good quality chocolate for great-tasting results.

You will need;

  • 3 3/4 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 oz. of bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 6 oz. of white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract


Prepare Your Yin Yang Cookies;

Preheat the oven to 350F.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and two sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, while mixing at low speed after each addition. Add the vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until blended.

Divide the dough in half and place in separate bowls. Melt the bittersweet chocolate by microwaving it for 20 seconds, then stir until completely melted. Add this to the dough in one bowl. Stir in the chopped white chocolate chunks to this same bowl. In the second bowl, stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Bake Your Cookies;

Place 1 teaspoon of each type of dough side-by-side on a baking sheet. Leave 2 inches between each cookie. As the cookies bake, the two halves will form one solid cookie, creating the Yin Yang effect. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until they are very lightly browned. Leave them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. Store them in a cookie jar or tin. You may even wish to freeze them for a future occasion.

There are, of course, endless variations that you could try for discovering your own favorite Yin Yang cookies. I also like to make a chocolate with peanut butter cookie, a mint chip with vanilla cookie, and a butterscotch chip with pecan cookie. You could also experiment with color; keep the batter the same vanilla flavor for both halves but add food coloring to each. For example, at Christmastime use red with green, at Easter use purple with yellow, at Halloween use orange with black (dark chocolate). You get the idea - the options are endless. Have fun with this yummy, adaptable recipe.