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Checkerboard Cookies

I'm debating whether to make Pinwheel,Ribbon or Checkerboard cookies.At last I choose checkerboard,it's seem a bit easier for armature baker like me!!..After baking the first batch,I realise how easy and simple to assembly and bake Checkerboard cookies,so the next day,I make another batch.Look at what I produce below:))


Ingredients:


3/4 cup butter,softened,plus extra for greasing


6 tbsp confectioners sugar


1 tsp vanilla extract or grated rind of 1/2 Orange


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


1 oz/25 g semisweet chocolate,melted


1 egg white,beaten



1:Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.Lightly grease a cookie sheet.Beat the butter and confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.Beat in the vanilla extract or granted orange rind.


2;Gradually beat in the flour to form a soft dough.Use your fingers to incorporate the last of the flour and bring the dough together.


3;Divide the dough in half and beat the melted chocolate into half.Keeping each half of the dough separate,cover and let chill for about 30 minutes.


4;Roll out each piece of dough to a rectangle measuring 3x8 inches/7.5 x20 cm,and 1 1/2 inches/4 cm thick.Brush one piece of dough with a little egg white and place the other on top.



5;Cut the block of dough in half lengthwise and turn over one half.Brush the side of one strip with egg white and butt the other up to it,so that it resembles a checkerboard.


6;Cut the block into thin slices and place each slice flat on the cookie sheet,allowing enough room for them to spread a little during cooking.


7;Bake in preheat oven for about 10 minutes,until just firm.Let cool on the cookie sheets for few minutes,before carefully transferring to a wire rack with a spatula.Let cool completely.


Note:


I didn't measure the lenghtwise dough when roll out instead I place the dough in square cookies pan before chill in fridge.With 2 same size square pan,I don't have to worried about off measurement or wasting extra dough.Give at try,it's really easy and simple.


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7 comments:

bigfish_chin said...
December 15, 2007 at 6:22 AM

Hi there, is really nice to read through your blog here!
I'm a new blogger... just started to learn on blog. We have the same interest basically ~ I like to cook as well.
http://bigfishchin.blogspot.com

Little Corner of Mine said...
December 15, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Very nice checkerboard cookies you have there!

ICook4Fun said...
December 15, 2007 at 5:59 PM

I made this same cookies last year but not this year. Too much work since I am baking the cookies all by myself without Diana's help :) :) Am I getting some of this. So looking forward to sink my teeth into it :) :)

Bee Ean said...
December 15, 2007 at 6:11 PM

Ah your cookies look so good. I'm a big cookies eater but never like to bake them. haha, too much work for me.

Beachlover said...
December 16, 2007 at 2:34 AM

Bigfish:
Thanks for dropping by:))...Going to drop at your blog soon...

LCOM:
Thank you madam:))

icook4fun:
I don't remember did I pack this checkboard cookie for you or not...I know I pack 3 type of cookies,sudah lupa la..so kalam kabut...ooooo

bee ean:
Aiyo...you live so far away from us,if not I send you some cookies.Ask your hubby to move back to states ma..

Big Boys Oven said...
December 16, 2007 at 4:43 AM

oh am I having some? Wish we were neighbours.......:)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.