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Zebra Butter Cookies Recipe
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Zebra Butter Cookies Recipe

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For a jungle or animal theme party, these striped cookies are a lot of fun. they are real eye-catchers. I started with a horse cookie cutter and hot exotic!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 256 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough in half. Add cocoa to one half and mix well. Roll each half between waxed paper into a 9-in. square. Cut both squares into three 3-in. strips. Cut the strips in half lengthwise to make six 4-1/2-in. x 3-in. rectangles.
  3. Place one cream-colored rectangle on a large piece of plastic wrap; top with a chocolate rectangle. Repeat layers twice. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Unwrap and cut widthwise into eighteen 1/4-in. slices.
  4. Cut each slice with a horse-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Zebra Butter Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p39


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shecooksalot
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"My daughter wanted to make this recipe and I was pleasently surprised that they were relatively simple and the ingredients were things that we had on hand. We didn't have a horse cookie cutter so we made striped kitties instead. One thing I will be aware of next time is that when you stack the dough, it has to be tall enough for the cookie cutter. I had to do some rolling and smooshing to get the cookie cutter to fit on the slices, but it all worked out."

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Pettez
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"You get 5 stars just for doing the correct recipe! These are the true zebra cookie! NOT the ones that are a chocolate cookie with a striped hershey kiss stuck in it. Oh yeah, if someone wants to do a zebra cookie, use this recipe."

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