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Chessboard Cookies

These are my boyfriend's favourite Christmas cookies and I must admit that I love them too. They are very easy to make and you can be creative by trying different the patterns. Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy it with these chessboard cookies.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Portions: 48 cookies



300 g flour

200 g vegan/normal butter (cold)

100 g sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

20 g cacao powder

1 tbsp milk (normal or oat)



1. Combine the flour, butter and sugar, and knead into a stiff dough.

2. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and add the cacao powder and milk to one part.

3. Wrap the 2 dough balls in cling foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

5. Roll out the two pieces of dough "light and dark", each 1.5 cm thick. Then cut off individual strips of the same size and 1 cm wide. Put these individual strips into a long chessboard shaped roll. Wrap into cling foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6. Cover the edges of the chessboard shaped roll with sugar and cut into 1 cm thick slices.

7. Put the cookies on a baking tray with 2-3 cm spacing and bake for 12-15 minutes until they are golden brown on the edges.


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