scribble cookies or garabatos


Scribble Cookies

Scribble Cookies

Galletas Garabato

Recipe Yield

16 to 18 cookies

Cooking time

55 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.13 from 8 votes


  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons for chocolate filling
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped

To Prepare

  • In a mixer, at medium-high speed beat the butter until soft. Add the sugar and keep on beating until fluffy. One by one, add the eggs until well combined. Lower the speed to low, and add the flour half a cup at a time, along with the salt, thoroughly mixed. Remove from the mixer, turn into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate anywhere from 1/2 hour to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly dust all-purpose flour on your countertop and roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thickness. Cut circles of about 3″ round. Place them in a buttered and floured cookie sheet. Bake anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes or until they appear lightly tanned. Let them cool on a cooling rack.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine the cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the chopped chocolate. Stir constantly, until the chocolate is well dissolved. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Once the cookies and chocolate filling have cooled, add a couple tablespoons of chocolate on top of half the cookies. Top with another cookie without pressing down on it. Then with a spoon or fork, drizzle more chocolate on top of the cookies, making your own scribble designs.
  • Once the cookies are set, you may cover and refrigerate. I love them cold!


18comments inScribble Cookies

  1. Rocío

    Feb 06

    Garabatos, me traen recuerdos de la prepa. Nos salíamos de clase para ir a comprar garabatos al centro comercial en bosques de las Lomas😆😆
    Voy a intentar esta receta seguro!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 08

      Ojala que te gusten Rocio, te mando un abrazo!

  2. Saundra Garcia

    Jul 15

    My favorite programs of yours is the ones that include your sons!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 27

      Aw, thank you Sandra, those are my favorite as well 🙂

  3. Saundra Garcia

    Jul 15

    I wish you show a tutorial video per each recipe on your website. In addition, I wish when you print out the recipes it has the pic of the item

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 27

      Thanks so very much for your suggestions Saundra, we’ll definitely take them into account 🙂

  4. Anonymous

    Dec 20

    Hi patti in our home and neighborhood you are loved as a great cook and a lovely person in Florida and Kansas city mo. I always enjoy your abd the boys brings back to my bots as well. Keep on cooking it keeps young. Love you. Love mexico🙏❤️

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 08

      How sweet of you, thanks so much!

  5. Mary Ortiz

    Dec 19

    As soon as I get over this broken foot of mine, I am more than certainly going to try this recipe. I hope that it comes out as good as you make everything seem, and as easy as you make it as well. Thank you for all your recipes.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 07

      Thanks to you Mary, get well soon!

  6. Jennifer Correa

    Sep 02

    These are great. I made these for the first time yesterday and took them to a barbecue. People really liked them . I live in a dry climate and experienced the same dry dough that Concha mentioned. The dough was a little hard to roll out. Next time, I will use a little less flour and see how that goes. I plan to make them next month for a baby shower – I think I will try making them a little smaller in diameter to be bite-sized.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 03

      I hope everyone loves them at the baby shower, Jennifer.

  7. Concha

    Dec 24

    I don’t know if it’s because it’s so dry where I live now or what. But this dough was sooooo dry and hard to work with even after resting in the fridge overnight and warming up as I tried to roll it. I couldn’t roll it out at all. I had to keep pushing it together and because I had to mess with it so much the cookies became very tough. Not like the light buttery garabatos cookies I’m used to. Maybe if someone lives in a dry climate like I do just add three cups of flour and see what the consistency is like. Normally every recipe from Pati is excellent but I had a really hard time with this one.

    1. Pati

      Jan 04

      That may be the case, Concha. Give it a try with a bit less flour.

  8. Lindsay

    Dec 11

    Hi Pati, these look amazing! Should the extra 2 Tbsp of sugar be added to the cream and chopped chocolate in the saucepan? Thank you, we love your show and recipes, you are such a sweetheart.

    1. Pati

      Dec 20

      Exactly! And thank you for tuning in, Lindsay!

  9. Thomas W. Kilburn

    May 17

    I love the show. Especially the shows down in the heart of Mexico. Who can say that Spanish food is unhealthy. With all the fruit and vegetables it is like heaven for the digestive system.

    1. Pati

      May 18

      So true Thomas…I always say YES Mexican is healthy!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.