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Fractal Cookies

GlindaBunny's picture

Fractal Cookies

I had to bring cookies to a church function.  My husband recommended the Sierpinski Carpet fractal cookies shown on  I thought the square shapes might be a little boring and decided to do Sierpinski triangle cookies instead.

 I made them green and added peppermint extract.  The recipes I used were:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 egg


for the chocolate part and

3 cups all-purpose flour 

3/4 teaspoon baking powder 

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, softened 

1 cup sugar 

1 egg, beaten 

1 tablespoon milk

for the green part.  I didn't chill the dough at all because I wanted it flexible to work with.  It was tougher than I thought it would be to shape the triangular logs of dough, but they look pretty decent for cookies.



I ended up with lots of scraps.  I rolled them into a log and made swirled round cookies (I didn't want to waste the cookie dough).

Sadly, nobody at church even noticed that they were fractals.  *sigh*

baked cookies:




Eli's picture

how did they taste?

GlindaBunny's picture

They tasted good... I made sure to use recipes I already liked (it's Alton Brown's sugar cookie recipe and it's pretty fabulous).


 They taste like chocolate mint sugar cookies. I made sure not to over bake so they'd be tender.

holds99's picture

Those fractal cookies with cocoa and peppermint look and sound great.

Howard - St. Augustine, FL