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Chocolate and Vanilla Checkerboards

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  3 Hours
  Makes about 64 cookies
So easy, yet so dramatic. And you don't really need to tell anyone how simple these checkerboard cookies are to make. If pressed for time, make and assemble the spliced logs, then chill until the next day when all you need to do is to slice and bake them.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
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DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and baking powder; beat till combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half.


Knead melted chocolate into half of dough till combined. Shape plain and chocolate halves of dough into 8-inch logs. Wrap each in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours, or till firm. Cut each chilled log lengthwise into quarters; reassemble logs, alternating chocolate and vanilla quarters. Wrap and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes, or till well chilled.


Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on a rack.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 64 cookies
Calories: 67
Fat. Total: 4g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 8g
Sodium: 8mg
% Cal. from Fat: 54%
Cholesterol: 11mg
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Rating: 1
by: Shelley, CA Reviewed: 12/10/2008
Look Great – Taste Terrible
Is this recipe incorrect, they were dry and so under sweet the chocolate is bitter
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