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Animal Pattern Cookies 3 Ways

This dessert is about to get wild!

Ingredients

  • Cocoa dough:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Dark cocoa dough:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • Plain dough:
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour

Steps

  1. For the cocoa dough: Cream together butter and sugar. Add the egg little by little. Add flour and cocoa powder and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula.
  2. For the dark cocoa dough: Cream together butter and sugar. Add the egg little by little. Add flour and dark cocoa powder and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula.
  3. For the plain dough: Cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs little by little. Add flour and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate doughs for 1 hour.
  4. Use a rolling pin to roll out dough and divide into 3 equal squares. On one square, use the dark and light dough to make animal spots. Roll gently with rolling pin. On the second square, use the dark dough to make stripes. Roll gently with rolling pin. On the third square, use the light dough to make spots. Roll gently with rolling pin.
  5. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.