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Zebra Cookie Cake

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This delightful cake is a combination of crumbly butter cookie layered with and coated in a chocolate with a texture that feels almost like carmel in your mouth.  The butter cookie is a nice not-too-sweet flavor and it is easy to vary the sweetness of the whole cake by selecting the right kind of chocolate for your desired taste.

It is a lovely snack to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea while reading a good book.

We will begin by making a batch of butter cookies dough, rolling and cutting the cookies to fit in a loaf pan, and then we create the chocolate filling/coating.

You will need:
Loaf Pan
Plastic Wrap
Mixer or Bowl and a strong spoon
Rolling Pin
Cookie Sheet
Parchment Paper
Ruler
Scissors
Butter Knife
Sharp Knife

Ingredients will be discussed in the appropriate steps but are also pictured here.
 
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Step 1: Mix the Butter Cookie Dough

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I used the recipe from my 1950's Betty Crocker Cook Book:
1 cup butter (I used real butter not margarin)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 tsp vanilla flavoring
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix the butter, sugar, and egg until mixed thoroughly.  Add the vanilla.  Stir in the flour and baking powder.  Chill the dough before rolling.
Bake temp: 425 degrees for 5-7 mins or until delicately brown.

Step 2: Creating Your Cookie Template

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Measure your loaf pan to determine how large you should make your cookies.

I suggest you make the template to match the size of the loaf pan.  I made my template slightly smaller than then pan and had a lot of space around the cookies to fill with chocolate.

Cut a piece of parchment paper the correct size and shape to fit your loaf pan.
i think this is actually a german recipe from the 80's called 'kalter hund'. but who cares, it tastes like heaven haha
sunshiine1 year ago
What type of pan is that? It looks like a loaf pan only more narrow.
antibromide (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
I used a loaf pan from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90133053/). The sides are taller on this pan and it is slightly narrower than the older loaf pan I own. The cookie template I made was 2.625"x10" (7cmx25cm).
randofo1 year ago
In New York this goes by 7 layer cake, and it is impossible to find in the Bay Area. At one point, I considered paying $65 to have this cake shipped cross country. This looks really good, but I think I am possibly too busy at the moment to actually commit to making it myself. Maybe in a few months I'll try making this.
Ah. I just realized that you are using cookie sheets. I think this is slightly different. Alas. Looks good nonetheless.
antibromide (author)  randofo1 year ago
I used butter cookies not cake for this. However, this chocolate coating instead of frosting with cake might be one of the best foods ever...