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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

47.9 calories; 0.7 g protein; 6.3 g carbohydrates; 10.3 mg cholesterol; 36.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
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 get the hang of it and I think Rosina gave perfect instructions. One variation you can try is to wrap each fully-formed square log (which already has the two chocolate and two plain logs in it) in a sheet of either plain or chocolate dough before then wrapping in foil and refrigerating overnight. (I make a double batch of cookies just for the extra "wrapping dough.") The finished cookies will then have a border around the checkerboard pattern which looks very sophisticated! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2009
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 Read More
(3)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
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 get the hang of it and I think Rosina gave perfect instructions. One variation you can try is to wrap each fully-formed square log (which already has the two chocolate and two plain logs in it) in a sheet of either plain or chocolate dough before then wrapping in foil and refrigerating overnight. (I make a double batch of cookies just for the extra "wrapping dough.") The finished cookies will then have a border around the checkerboard pattern which looks very sophisticated! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2003
Very Good Cookies I found it hard to form the square so I put them into Rectangles Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
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 out use powdered sugar on the rolling pin/countertop. 4. For even more fun I made 1/2 batch of Chocolate Frosting I and made cookie sandwiches. These were so much fun to make look fabulous and taste great (the frosting added the perfect amount of sweetness). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2009
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 while before attempting to make the logs as the dough is too soft and pliable at room temperature. Once the logs are made they go back into the fridge to firm up and then to be cut evenly into smaller logs. However mine still didn't come out as pretty and proper as the photo submitted by Jersey Tomato:( 2. I found the sugar to be a tad bit less (despite the fact that I usually prefer things a little less sweet - American chocolates like Snickers make my mouth hurt!!) 3. For tea/coffee aficionados I would suggest cutting these to 1/8 inches and baking them till crisp (maybe around 7 minutes?) to get perfect biscuits to serve with tea and coffee - the kind you find in cafes in Europe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
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 day: make dough refrig. for 2 hours--then cut up into square strips and stack along side of eachother (9 total per block). Then refrig. over night and it is easily slice-able and quick to bake in the morning. I gave these 4 s because they really aren't THAT tasty-- a bit bland.. you'd be better off using just a sugar cookie recipe instead. oh and USE semisweet chocolate NOT bittersweet.. tastes strange that way Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
I would stack the full layers- twice before cutting if that makes sense. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2009
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 Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2020
Really great recipe. I highly recommend it. Read More