BJ Electric: Cookie experts

by BJ Electric

You knew we were experts at electrical supplies, but did you know we are also excellent bakers? We had a cookie cook-off, and after some very difficult deliberation, we’ve chosen a winner! Congrats to Jason Bend for his zebra cookie recipe. They were a joy to judge! If you want to try out these award winning cookies at home, the recipe is just below! Let us know what you think!

Jason Bend Cookies


Jason Bend’s Zebra Cookies

A very festive thumbprint style cookie. A treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 48 chocolate candy Kisses with white stripes
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the melted chocolate, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Unwrap the candy Kisses.
  3. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and roll each ball in the confectioners’ sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Tops should be crackled and the edges should be golden brown. While the cookies are still hot, press a candy Kiss into the center of each one. Remove to cool on racks.