Z Is for Zebra Striped Cookies

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cocoa


Mix flour, sugars, vanilla, butter, salt and egg until dough forms. Divide dough into halves. Mix cocoa into 1 half. Pat or roll each half into 9 inch square.


Cut each square into 3 inch strips.

Cut strips crosswise into halves.

Lift 1 brown strip half with spatula onto plastic wrap. Top with 1 white strip half, press firmly.

Top with 10 remaining brown and white strips, alternating colors and pressing firmly to form a bar about 4 1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide and 3 inches high. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled (1-2 hours)

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cut bar crosswise into about 18 - 1/4 inch slices. cut each slice crosswise into halves.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake until cookie edges begin to brown (8-10 minutes.)

Makes 36 cookies.

By imaqt1962

P. S. If you'd like, cut the 18 slices of dough with a floured horse cookie cutter (about 3x2 inches to cut out cookies.)

Bake as directed. Repeat by forming another bar of dough. Chill, cut and bake makes about 30 cookies by doing it this way.

Adapted From The Alpha Bakery Children's Cookbook. This is a cookbook for children with recipes from a-z published by General Mills/Betty Crocker in 1991.


By imaqt1962

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By Miranda (Guest Post)
September 22, 20050 found this helpful

Have tried few of the recipes you submitted. To save all of your time and typing why not just print the address where readers can purchase their own copy of the ALPHA cook book. I, for one, would love to have it. Thanks M.

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September 22, 20050 found this helpful

Hi Miranda,
It was on the used market only when we checked. IMAQT wrote to them and found a way to order the book:

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