Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Zebra Cookies

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These are butter cookies with zebra pattern. I find it is a lot easier to shape compare to marble pinwheels cookies. I'm wonder why my baked zebra cookies surface is not smooth? Anyone have the answers? Need some help please...

Source: Marble pinwheels from Alex Goh, Joy of making cookies recipe book
300g good quality butter (original 320g)
150g icing sugar (original 170g)

2 eggs

550g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla powder

20g cocoa powder

1. Cream (A) till well blended then add in (B) and cream lightly till smooth.
2. Add in sifted (C) and mix till well combined. *see note below
3. Take half of the dough from step (2) to mix with sifted cocoa powder. This will be the chocolate dough.

4. Divide each dough (plain and cocoa) into 4-5 portions. Slightly shape into round.
5. Line 8 " x 8" square mould with plastic (or aluminium foil). Place one portion of plain dough into mould. Slightly press to flatten the dough. (not necessary to stretch dough to cover full length of mould) Follow by one portion of cocoa dough on top of plain dough. Repeat this process till finish.
6. After the last portion, stretch dough to cover every edge of the mould. Lastly, gently press the dough with a flat surface (I'm using sandwich loaf tin) to get even surface.
7. Cover the dough well. Then keep chill until firm. (I chill about 3 hours)

8. Remove from the fridge. Transfer to working surface. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into four long strips. (Do fridge the rest while you are working on one strip) Cut each strip into small pieces (about 2mm thick). Arrange slices on lined baking trays.
9. Bake in preheated oven at 150C for 18-20 minutes.

1. Do not overbeat (A) and (B). The cookies will be fragile and easily broken after baking.
2. If you are using small cake mixer, do transfer the dough (No. 2) to bigger bowl for easy mixing. Do not knead, mix by lifting and pressing the butter four mixture till well incorporated.

This will be my last cookie post for Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favourite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011). Hope you all like this butter cookies.
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  1. Wow this is super creative!!!
    Yeah, zebra cookies will much less of a fuss than checkerboard or pin wheel.
    I'll all out for your method.

  2. Wendyywy,
    Thanks. I just look for the easy way, minimum effort outstanding pattern! :D

  3. These are beautiful zebra cookies. My son would love them.

  4. Wow,That is just beautiful!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this zebra cookies widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for zebra cookies,Thanks!

  5. Katerina,

    Thanks for the invitation. Is my pleasure to join Foodista.

  6. Those cookies look so amazing. Thanks for showing pictures of your technique. I have a linky party on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

  7. Lisa,
    Thank you.
    Thanks for the invitation. Sorry I can't join this weekend as I'm travel back for Chinese New Year celebration. Will join you once I come back. :)

  8. hi,your zebra cookies
    looks great
    can i replace vanilla powder
    to vanilla essence???

  9. Sherene,
    Of course! vanilla essence even better!

  10. thx for advised. :)
    alls of your baking looks great...


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