These Zebra cookies are a rich chocolate cookie with a Hershey's kiss pressed in the middle. Always popular!

Zebra Cookies

These Zebra Cookies are rich chocolate cookies with a crinkly top, lightly dusted with powdered sugar and decorated with a striped Hershey's Hug.
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 80kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 4 oz . unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp . baking powder
  • 2 tsp . vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • sifted icing sugar
  • 48 milk chocolate Hershey’s Hugs . One package will be exactly enough if you don’t sneak any. the striped ones, not the Kisses . . . that’s where the cookies get their name


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Melt unsweetened chocolate in a small bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Cool.
  • Combine eggs, sugar, melted chocolate, oil, baking powder and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture, stirring until combined.
  • Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in icing sugar. Place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops cracked.
  • While still warm, (but not immediately) press a Hug into the centre of each. If you press it in too soon, the Hug will melt and lose its shape. If you wait too long, the cookie will harden. Cool on wire rack.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.7mg