I was going through Pinterest, like I do, when I saw these cookies from Baking a Moment. I immediately thought, "Wow, these are some of the prettiest cookies I've ever seen," followed quickly by "I need to try these".
I used another chocolate sugar cookie recipe because I'd already started making it when I saw these cookies; I just separated a bit of the dough and added Allie's recommended one (1) teaspoon of peppermint extract.
Decorating these cookies was really fun. I don't know how Allie kept hers so uniform, but even though mine alternated a bit in terms of number of lines, I don't think anyone other than me noticed.
There's something to be said for sticking to a simple color palette and common pattern. I love marbling as it is, but I've always focused on trying different pattern combinations. For these cookies, I followed Allie's lead and only changed the color of the dotted cookie borders (equal numbers red, pink, and white).
You can find the recipe here: CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES