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Zebra Cookies Recipe

Zebra Cookies

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"A very festive thumbprint style cookie. A treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the melted chocolate, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Unwrap the candy kisses.
  3. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and roll each ball in the confectioners' sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Tops should be crackled and the edges should be golden brown. While the cookies are still hot, press a candy kiss into the center of each one. Remove to cool on racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 18, 2009

Good chocolatey cookie, but next time I'll use melted butter instead of the oil. I used a premium quality chocolate and it deserved the rich, buttery taste rather than the flatness of the oil. The dough could have also benefited with the addition of a little salt to heighten flavor, maybe a quarter teaspoon. I didn't roll them in powdered sugar as I wanted a greater contrast between the cookie and the candy kisses. Very pretty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2014

I would call it average. I would suggest using butter instead of veg oil and adding 1/4 teaspoon salt like naples34201 said, plus 1/8 teaspoon instant coffee granules for better flavor. I didn't like the texture, it was more cake-like than cookie-like. The taste was chocolately, but plain. Wouldn't make it again.


18 Ratings

Dec 11, 2009

Great with Caramel kisses.

Dec 31, 2005

This is a great party treat. For new years iused this recipe, but for a little zing I melted vanilla wafers and made them funky colores with food coloring. Then I drizzled them on top. It tasted awesome!

Dec 20, 2007

Tasty and festive! They rolled into balls easily after being chilled, unlike some cookies which turn into goo in your hands. I couldn't find the white striped kisses, so I used the ones filled with caramel. They still looked good, and I ended up with exactly 48 cookies. I would definitely make these again!

Jan 22, 2012

WOW!! These were SO good! I used regular milk chocolate hershey kisses, and they complimented the chocolate taste in the cookie so well. Everyone loved them! The BEST cookie I have ever tasted. Crowd pleaser, easy to make.. it goes without saying that I will definitely be making these again!

Aug 21, 2007

Excellent! Very eye-appealing!

Dec 21, 2012

I used peppermint kisses with these and they turned out so cute and delicious! I loved the combination of the peppermint with chocolate and they looked great on my Christmas plates.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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