Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Cookies

These are very fun cookies to make (and to look at!), but before you get started, a quick word:  you have to freeze the dough for 3 hours total.  Just a warning to help you plan better!

Servings: 60
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 3 hours 38 minutes


  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons liquid egg substitute
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup skim milk, warmed to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray


  1. Cream margarine, sugar, vanilla, and egg substitute.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Stir to thoroughly mix.
  3. Divide dough into 2 parts.
  4. Add cocoa to one part, stirring until well blended.
  5. Add vanilla extract to the other half.
  6. Chill both halves for at least 1 hour.
  7. Working on a floured surface, roll out each part to a rectangle about 3 inches wide and 18 inches long. Place chocolate part on top of white part, pressing together tightly with a rolling pin.
  8. Brush the chocolate dough with remaining tablespoon of milk. Roll up like a jelly roll to make a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  9. Wrap in waxed paper and chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  10. When you're getting ready to bake these:  Preheat oven to 375°F.
  11. Slice cookies 1/8 inch thick. Place on a no-nstick cookie sheet that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.
  12. Bake for 8 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information

Per 3-cookie serving:85 calories (53% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 5 g total fat, 8 g carbohydrate, trace dietary fiber, trace cholesterol, 73 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1 fat


These didn't turn into cookies..they were more like a scone than anything. Adding the cocoa after is not a wise idea.....next time I will add it sooner....that may make a difference?!?!
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I Made these the other day, Has anyone else? Did they turn out as pictured?
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