Bengal tigers, like Princess Jasmine's pet Raja, 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.
Package of small Tootsie Rolls
Sugar cookie dough (homemade or store-bought)
- Working with one Tootsie Roll 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.