"Z" is for Zany Zebra Z Cookies

Since Mothers Day is coming up, I want to thank my uber-fantastic Mom for teaching me how to cook and giving me so many great memories in the kitchen. She used to bake bread EVERY DAY and I remember her giving me dough to create shapes with. She'd let me experiment without freaking out, she actually encouraged creativity in the kitchen no matter how messy (of course we'd always clean up afterward!). She even tolerated Dad trying to make homemade dehydrated cheese because Mac & Chese was so expensive (sorry, Dad, I had to mention it! :)). So, thanks Mom, I love you & hope my girls will have some of the same great memories.

We're going crazy today, I made a video tutorial on these cookies! Woo hoo! (Not that they're hard, but just for fun:)). We're in charge of the "Z" snack tomorrow and this is what I came up with.


Zany Zebra Cookies
1 box devils food cake mix (or any chocolate flavor)
1 box white or yellow cake mix
1 c. margarine, shortening, or butter
4 eggs
4 T. flour

Mix chocolate cake mix with 1/2 c. shortening, 2 eggs, and 2 T. flour. Set aside. In seperate bowl, mix white cake mix, 1/2 c. shortening, 2 eggs, and 2 T. flour.
Let kids take pinches of different doughs and make a big mixed up pile of dough.

Grab a piece of the mixed up dough and roll into a 6" snake. Shape into a "Z" shape on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Enjoy!