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Chinese Marble Cookies

Subject: Chinese Marble Cookies, Jordan Marsh
From: Bea
Date: 12/25/2020, 8:33 AM

On 12/24/2020 9:34 PM, Bea wrote:

Hello!  These cookies were sold at Jordan Marsh.  They were big cookies that
sometimes had a quarter size dot of very firm chocolate in the center.‘Pretty 
sure it was Jordan Marsh, but Burdines was around during that time, too. They 
didn’t taste chocolate; barely looked it. 
Thanks for your help!

Hello Bea,

I could not find any mention at all of a Chinese Marble Cookie from either Jordan Marsh or Burdines.

Most recipes for "Chinese Marble Cookies" are for sugar cookies with streaks or swirls of chocolate in them to give a "marble" effect, like "Marble Cake" has.  No chocolate dollop in the center. Like this: Chinese Marble Cookies

I did find one recipe called "Chinese Marble Cookies," with a blob of chocolate frosting in the center. See: Bakery Style Chinese Marble Cookies

I found several recipes that were just called "Chinese Cookies" , with no "marble" in their name.  These are basically sugar cookies with nuts in the dough and with a bit of chocolate frosting in the center. See:

Bakery Style Chinese Cookies

Chinese Cookies

These and similar recipes are all that I could find - none with any link to Jordan Marsh or Burdines. I'll post this for reader input.


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