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CheckerBoard Cookies I

Rated as 3.44 out of 5 Stars

"An oldie but goodie!"
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Ingredients

servings 48 cals
Original recipe yields 72 servings (5 - 6 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar together, beat in eggs, then vanilla extract. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Put one half of prepared dough into another bowl and blend the melted chocolate into it. You now have one half chocolate dough and one half plain dough
  4. Divide each of these in half. You now have four pieces of dough, two chocolate and two vanilla. Form each of these into a squared off log 6 to 8 inches long.
  5. On a large sheet of foil place one chocolate log and one plain log next to each other. Brush each with water. Place remaining plain log on top of the chocolate side. Place the remaining chocolate log on top of the plain side. Wrap the four logs firmly in the foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  7. Remove dough from foil and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 48 calories; 2.2 g fat; 6.3 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Make these cookies the next time you're having invited company and you'll hear wows and raves! These are really great-looking (and great-tasting!) cookies. They are not hard to make once you g...

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i tried to make these cookies but they didnt turn out like the picture mine only had 4 squares can someone tell me how to make them like picture

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Make these cookies the next time you're having invited company and you'll hear wows and raves! These are really great-looking (and great-tasting!) cookies. They are not hard to make once you g...

Very Good Cookies, I found it hard to form the square so,I put them into Rectangles

Notes: 1. I didn't have any bittersweet chocolate, so I subbed 3tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder + 1 tbsp veg oil. 2. Chill the dough before attempting to shape into logs. 3. If rolling the dough...

1. The recipe didn't give explicit directions for how to make the logs (essential for the slower variety as yours truly): after dividing the dough I found it helpful to refrigerate it for a whil...

these were hard to make, but they were so pretty. I didn't do a border as someone else suggested because it made everything to messy. All it takes to make these cookies is two days. The first da...

I would stack the full layers- twice before cutting, if that makes sense.

i tried to make these cookies but they didnt turn out like the picture mine only had 4 squares can someone tell me how to make them like picture