Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe

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red, green, chocolate striped cookies on a white plate, lower right stack of same zebra cookies on a milk glass, all on a white napkin background


Red, green, and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies) are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe

These are a lot easier to make than the steps would have you think. They are a basic sugar cookie jazzed up and layered. You can change the food colors to anything you like (or leave the dough uncolored), and have these any time of year!


red, green, chocolate striped cookies on a white plate, on a white napkin background


Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe Notes:

• Always use parchment paper when baking, not wax paper. Parchment paper is heat resistant (coated with silicone), and wax paper is not. Parchment paper helps to even out baking too.

• One of my favorite places to get different sprinkles/jimmies is at our local Amish and Mennonite grocery stores. They have a huge selection prepacked, and some of them I have never seen anywhere else. You may want to check your local store! Hubby cringes when I walk into one of the stores because he knows I cannot resist (you cannot imagine my collection of sprinkles and jimmies). They are better than the local bakery supply stores!

• To achieve a brighter color for your layers you may want to consider using gel food coloring instead of food coloring. You can definitely use traditional food coloring (it was used in this recipe), but the gel food coloring gives a more vibrant color if that is the look you are seeking.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

• 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 1 large Egg
• 2½ cups Flour
• 1½ tsp Baking Powder
• ¼ tsp Salt
• 2 tsp Peppermint Candies (finely crushed) or Gourmet Sugar
• 10-12 drops Red Food Coloring
• 1 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
• 10-12 drops Green Food Coloring
• 2 TBSP Nonpareils

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe Mise en Place:

9x5x3-inch Loaf Pan
• Parchment Paper
Stand Mixer
• 3 Bowls
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spoons
Spatula
• Plastic Wrap
• Knife
• Cutting Board
Baking Sheet

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe Directions:

• Line a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 1½ cups of sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Add 1 large egg and beat until smooth.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• In a separate bowl sift together 2½ cups flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, and a ¼ teaspoon of salt.
• Gradually add sifted flour mixture to the batter mixture.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Combine until blended.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Divide the dough into thirds, placing each third in its own bowl.
• To the first third, add 10-12 drops of red food coloring. Mix well.
• Add 2 teaspoons of crushed peppermint candy (or gourmet sugar) to red dough, mix well by hand.
• To the second third, add 1 ounce of melted chocolate. Mix well.
• To the final third, add 10-12 drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
• Add 2 tablespoons of nonpareils to the green dough, mix well by hand.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Spread the red dough on the bottom of the lined loaf pan.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Spread the chocolate dough on top of the red dough.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Top the chocolate dough with the green dough.
• Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
• When chilled and firm, remove dough from pan.
• Preheat oven to 375°F.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Place the loaf of cold, firm dough flat on a cutting board.
• Using a large knife, cut dough down the middle lengthwise.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Then, cut each strip into ¼” – ½” slices across – make sure you see the stripes!
• Place slices 1″ apart on lightly greased baking sheets.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


• Cool on wire rack.

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.


Yield: 36

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe

Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe. Red, green, and chocolate striped sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! You can change the colors to adapt to different times of the year. These delicious striped sugar cookies (sometimes called zebra cookies), are a wonderful, easy to make, cookie treat.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Peppermint Candies (finely crushed) or Gourmet Sugar
  • 10-12 drops Red Food Coloring
  • 1 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
  • 10-12 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 2 TBSP Nonpareils

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 1½ cups of sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1 large egg and beat until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together 2½ cups flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, and a ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  5. Gradually add sifted flour mixture to the batter mixture.
  6. Combine until blended.
  7. Divide the dough into thirds, placing each third in its own bowl.
  8. To the first third, add 10-12 drops of red food coloring. Mix well.
  9. Add 2 teaspoons of crushed peppermint candy (or gourmet sugar) to red dough, mix well by hand.
  10. To the second third, add 1 ounce of melted chocolate. Mix well.
  11. To the final third, add 10-12 drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
  12. Add 2 tablespoons of nonpareils to the green dough, mix well by hand.
  13. Spread the red dough on the bottom of the lined loaf pan.
  14. Spread the chocolate dough on top of the red dough.
  15. Top the chocolate dough with the green dough.
  16. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  17. When chilled and firm, remove dough from pan.
  18. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  19. Place the loaf of cold, firm dough flat on a cutting board.
  20. Using a large knife, cut dough down the middle lengthwise.
  21. Using a large knife, cut dough down the middle lengthwise.
  22. Then, cut each strip into ¼" – ½" slices across – make sure you see the stripes!
  23. Place slices 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  24. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
  25. Cool on wire rack.

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Spiced Molasses Cookies Recipe – Old fashioned spiced molasses cookies are a winter cookie classic. These slightly sweet, highly spiced cookies store well and can be frozen. You can almost taste the holidays in every delicious bite.


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