A black-and-white twist on the familiar Peanut Blossoms, Zebra Cookies are a chocolate holiday treat!
Fudgy chocolate cookie dough replaces the familiar peanut butter flavor, while a zebra chocolate kiss carries out the theme. Finally, dough is rolled in powdered sugar for a fresh take on an old favorite.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in eggs until mixture is pale yellow, then vanilla and chocolate until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just to blend.
Refrigerate dough about 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape heaping teaspoonfuls dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll in confectioner's sugar.
Place 1 1/2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 minutes.
Remove from oven. Firmly press chocolate kiss into center of cookie. Return to oven and bake 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies are soft when hot but firm and chewy when cool.
Remove to rack to cool.