Friday, September 9, 2011

CHECKERBOARD COOKIES



I have decided to spend my afternoon making this checkerboard cookies. At first glance, I thought it will be complicated to prepare, the more different recipes found on the net  driving me more confused especially all those measurements.

This requires a little bit of extra effort to make these fanciful cookies but it is worthwhile.  Really enjoyed and pretty simple to bake them. The rectangle dough of plain and chocolate is cut into 2 then stack on top of each so you have 4 layers.  Now slice each log about  1/2 in thick  then stack them  alternately to obtain checkerboard pattern.

It is mildly sweetened with half a cup sugar but you can add more if you want it sweeter. Another tip is to place the dough into clear storage bag, roll out into rectangle about 7 x 9.5 in  for both plain and chocolate dough. After chilling, using a scissor,  cut open from the center of the bag. This way we need not use any flour and avoid sticking to your board. Line your board with plastic when you did the stacking job.



CHECKERBOARD COOKIES
Yield       :      35 cookies

2  C  all purpose flour
1 TB  corn flour
180g softened butter
1/2 - 3/4 C  fine sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TB  cocoa powder
1-2 TB  ice water if needed

METHOD

Cream butter and sugar until well blended. Add vanilla.

Gradually add both flour and forms into soft dough.

Divide dough into 2. Add cocoa powder to one portion. If too dry, add a tablespoon of ice water. Mix until cocoa and flour are well mixed.

Insert plain dough into clear plastic, roll out  into rectangle. Chill for 20 minutes.

Repeat the same procedure for chocolate dough. Chill for 20 minutes.

Cut each rectangle into 2., now stack each dough on top of each color. Chill 20 minutes.

Slice the block about 1/4 in thick. Now stack 3 slices  on top of each  to get checkerboard pattern. Chill 20 minutes. Cut into 3/8 in thick. Preheat oven @ 160 C.

Place onto baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Cool on rack to cool.

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52 comments:

Rani acharyulu said...

crisp and tasty cookies...

Deliah's Deli said...

kak,ni cookies org rajin! *piring 2nd tu cantik.:) tried yr onion bialys..excellent!tak sempat ambil gambar,nanti blh buat lg...i think kalau makan dgn sour cream mcm bagels mesti sedap! :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Hermosa receta muy artística me encanta,felicitaciones,abrazos grandes.

Federica said...

bellissimi e golosi!ciao!

Priya said...

Looks damn pretty and fantastic cookies..

Puan Ros @ Tadika Sinaran Intelek said...

cookies yang cantik. Salam Raya

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

so impressive!... you are a talent my dear!... I love them and will give them a go on the rare day off I don't have!

Swathi said...

Checkerboard looks delicious.

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow, awesome job done..beautiful looking cookies..have to try this one out soon.

Priti said...

wow tht's impressive ..infact I was thinking about these beauty ...great work and lovely pic

Jamie L. said...

WOW! Those look amazing!!

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aipi said...

Love how neat they look ~ awesome bake as always!
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Tina said...

Your checkerboard cookies look awesome. I would actually buy them if I saw them at a bakery. YOu are talented to be able to make these so perfectly.

As far as making them at home..mine flopped so I will not be doing that again. They tasted good but the presentation was clearly off.

vickyart said...

sono davvero molto belli! perfetti! brava un bel lavoro!

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow looks delicious and wonderful clicks .... following u ........

soujanya said...

cookies look wonderful!!!sooo pretty..

Joanne said...

Wonderful recipe. These cookies would be great for a little friendly gathering. Sure to impress.

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, beautiful cookies,great job dear !!

Deepti said...

beautifully tempting cookies

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Usha said...

Tempting checkerboard cookies are !

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking colourful cookies

Vatsala. said...

wonderful work done by you. Bookmarked it .

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kankana said...

These look so cute and super tempting. I remember seeing these on the net and I still not have the guts to try this. You did these perfectly.

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Splendid job !! You are the Guru !! very neatly done

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Christine's Pantry said...

Love your cookies... too cute.

Chaitanya said...

perfect and lovely super delicious... delight for eyes ...
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Medeja said...

They look awesome!

Tiffany said...

Super fun ... and even better that they're not complicated! :D

Joanne said...

The extra effort is definitely worth it cause these look great!

Lipsy said...

OMG this looks so delicious...can't wait to try this!!

Lipsy said...

OMG this looks so delicious...can't wait to try this!!

Nithu said...

That's an interesting set of cookies.

Uma said...

Love it simply. They look so tempting.

Cheers,
Uma

divya said...

absolutely irresistible recipe...awesome clicks too..!

Junia said...

wow, this looks like it came from a box!!! wowzers!

Roshna Feroz said...

good job!!!!
pretty cookies!!!

cookingvarieties said...

hi treat and trick- i used top eat these checkered cookies a long time ago and don't seem to see them anymore these days.. thanks for reviving a great recipe.
ps. your plate looks very unique

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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Vidhya said...

Pretty cookies Iam sure it is a treat to your taste buds as it is to the eyes.

briarrose said...

I do love a cookie with a classy look and these have such a pretty pattern.

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coronaryrn said...

Great Looking Cookies! Might borrow the recipe to try with my daughter this weekend! Still trying to catch up from all the Sunday Hops! Follow back please @ http://www.pargasjunkyard.wordpress.com and/or on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pargas-Junkyard/259287017434763

Now Serving said...

wow ! that looks yummy!

Gloria said...

Look original and special, I love it! gloria

Ammu's said...

Cookies are yummy.I love the checks ..

Courtney said...

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Julie E said...

Incredible cookies. You make it all sound so easy. I'd love for you to share this post at my link party.
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Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Those cookies look so cute!

Nillawan said...

These cookies are soooo fun! I really like the look of them and I'm sure they'd be delicious too.

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