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American Heritage Chocolate Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies

Cocao or cocoa? Apparently these spellings are used interchangeably. It is thought that somewhere in history a spelling error became permanent. But, the scientific name for the “chocolate plant” is Theobroma cocao so I’m thinking we’ve all been living a lie for hundreds of years. Oh, well, I’m over it. I freaking love cocao/cocoa no matter how you spell it. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #MC

American Heritage Chocolate

Normally, I’m not so much learning about chocolate as I am just consuming it in all of its glorious forms. But perusing the American Heritage website has actually been a lot of fun. They have an interactive timeline about the history of chocolate. Did you know that  Theobroma cocao means “Cacao, Food of the Gods.” Yep, I concur. Makes perfect sense. 🙂

American Heritage Chocolate products are certified Kosher, made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. Their authentic historic recipe for chocolate is made with ingredients that were only available in the 1750’s. I can tell you, it is quite an experience for your taste buds. Their chocolate is rich, a little spicy and sweet. This recipe is used in chocolate history demonstrations and is available for sale at over 130 living history museums and sites across the US and Canada. I really love their Finely Grated Chocolate Drink mix and decided to add it to some sugar cookies…

Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies

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I figured these would be perfect for the holidays. I was running really short on time so I just used a sugar cookie mix, but any sugar cookie recipe would work perfectly.

Yield: 15 cookies

Chocolate Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies

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Give sugar cookies a spin with a tasty cocoa swirl. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 17.5 oz sugar cookie mix, 1 packet
  • 1/3 cup American Heritage Finely Grated Chocolate Drink Mix


  1. Prepare sugar cookie mix as directed
  2. Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into a long line
  3. Coat one side with the drink mix
  4. Roll the dough into a pinwheel and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 6-7 mins
  6. Let sit on the pan for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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American Heritage Chocolate Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies Raw on pan #Sponsored #MC

Simply prepare your mix as directed. Place drink mix in a shallow dish. Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a snake in your hands. Coat one side of the “snake” in drink mix. Roll into pinwheel and place on ungreased cookie sheet. I baked mine for about 6-7 minutes and then let sit on the hot pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. The result was a rich and chewy cookie. Plus, they have a great look on their own or in a mix of other holiday treats.

More Christmas Cookies to bake:

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Brigid OHara Koshko

Friday 13th of June 2014

Amazing cookies! I will have to try to make them very soon

Jennifer Hiles

Thursday 27th of March 2014

How creative. I would have never thought to use cocoa mix in a cookie recipe! I bet they are delicious!


Monday 13th of January 2014

Wow! These look so good, way to spice up a sugar cookie!


Saturday 4th of January 2014

This looks delicious, I'd love to try it. I would definitely add more chocolate. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Debbie Welchert

Thursday 19th of December 2013

These sound and look so good. I know my family would just love them. Unfortunately, their products are not sold here so I will have to try a different chocolate.

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