Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

Posted on December 11, 2011


I have been making these cookies for well over a decade now, always at Christmas.  They are a crisper butter cookie, flavored with chocolate, rum, and walnuts.  I got the recipe from a friend who made them for a cookie exchange, and she had gotten the recipe from a magazine.  I don’t even remember now what publication they came from, as I never saw the original source.  Maybe I like the name best–“ribbon” cookies sound so Christmasy and festive.

Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. shortening

Combine and beat for 30 seconds, then add the following items, one at a time, beating after each addition:

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

2 T milk

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

Now, divide the dough into two parts.  Mix in:

Dough Part I: 1/3 cup melted semi sweet chocolate chips (melt in microwave), 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts

Mix in Dough Part II: 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (not melted), 1/4 tsp rum flavoring

Take a greased loaf pan and layer the two doughs, making four layers.  Chill 4-24 hours, or 3 hours in the freezer.  Dump dough out of loaf pan and slice about 3/8’’ thick to get a stripe.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.  Best if not overcooked.