Checkerboard Cookies
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Chocolate
Servings: 60 cookies
Calories: 70kcal
Author: The Little Guide To Cookies

Ingredients

  • 8 oz butter (softened)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate (2 squares bakers chocolate)

Instructions

  • Beat the butter with an electric mixer set on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, brown sugar, and baking powder, and beat until combined.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Beat in the flour, slowly, to keep the flour from flying out of the bowl (if using a hand mixer, you might have to finish the last part with a wooden spoon if the dough is too thick)
  • Divide the dough in half (a kitchen scale will make this easier). Combine (knead) the melted chocolate into one of the dough halves.  Shape the two halves (one plain, one chocolate) into two 8” long, identical logs.  Wrap each log in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours, or until firm
  • Cut each log into quarters, lengthwiseReassemble each log by alternately placing a chocolate quarter length next to a plain quartered length, until each log is reassembled.  Gently press each newly reassembled log together.  Wrap each log in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, for 15-20 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Cut the dough into ¼” slices. Place them 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are firm, and the bottoms are lightly browned.  Remove the cookies and place on rack to cool
Nutrition Facts
Checkerboard Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
70
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
37
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
19
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
0.3
g
1
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
99
IU
2
%
Calcium
 
11
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.5
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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