Thursday, June 21, 2012

Marty the Zebra Cookies

I made some yummy and visually-appealing cookies this morning. Because nothing truly says "Good Morning" at 7:00 a.m. like a cocoa and white chocolate chip filled cookie, right? My almost 1 year old blessing loves to wake up super early each day, and this morning she contently played with her bowls and spoons while Mommy baked. These cookies are soft and plump and would be delicious dunked in a glass of cold milk or served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You could even make the cookies a little larger and fill two cooled cookies with a scoop of ice cream. Wrap the ice cream-filled cookies up with Saran wrap, stick them in the freezer for a bit, and enjoy a homemade ice cream sandwich.

When my son saw these cookies, he said, "Mommy, they look like zebras-just like Marty from Madagascar!". Thus, we named them our "Marty the Zebra Cookies" :-). If you have a Madagascar fan in your house, bake some and call them "Marty" cookies in honor of the recent release of Madagascar 3. 

You are dearly loved by your Heavenly Father and prayed for daily! God loves to sprinkle your days with His love and joy...Just surrender your burdens to Him and allow Him to pour His peace and comfort on your heart.

1 John 3:1
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"

White Chocolate Chip Cocoa Cookies

Original recipe from Nestle
Makes 3 1/2 dozen medium sized cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 TSP baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks [1 cup] butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 TSP vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in one bowl. In different bowl, beat together softened butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs beating well after each one. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips.  Drop by well rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until centers are set. My cookies took 12 minutes on air-bake sheets. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes (DO NOT try and remove the cookies from the sheet until they have cooled at least 2 minutes).


  1. WOW, I simply looooooove your blog :D
    I just can't get enough of all these yummy recipes. The only thing that would be better is a button of "Taste" or "Have a bite", lol, just a wish..

    Have a fabulous day, xx