Bengal tigers, like Princess Jasmine’s pet Rajah, rely on their stripes to provide camouflage as they move through the tall grass and weeds. Of course, living in a palace, a tiger isn’t likely to go unnoticed. Neither will a batch of these chocolate-striped cookies.
Rajah Tiger Stripe Cookies
- Package of small chocolate chewy candies
- Microwavable bowl
- Waxed paper
- Rolling pin
- Kitchen scissors
- Sugar cookie dough (homemade or store-bought)
Working with one chocolate chewy at a time, microwave the candy for up to 6 seconds to soften it slightly. Then sandwich it between two pieces of waxed paper and use the rolling pin to flatten the candy into a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick.
Use kitchen scissors to snip each rolled candy into a dozen or so tiger stripes, and set them on a waxed paper-covered plate. Don’t worry about making the stripes uniform; instead vary the shapes so that some are rectangular and others are triangular.
When you’ve finished cutting out stripes (you’ll need 5 or 6 per cookie), keep them in the refrigerator while you bake the cookies.
Bake the cookies and transfer them to a cooling rack. While the cookies are still warm, randomly arrange the candy stripes on top of them. The candy will stick in place as the cookies continue to cool.