*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            CHECKERBOARD SQUARES
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Snacks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Recipe basic cookie mix
    1       lg           Egg
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    2       tb           Unsweetened cocoa powder
 
   CHECKERBOARD SQUARES
   
   melted chocolate or chocolate icing and white icing
   In large bowl of electric mixer, combine cookie mix,
   egg and vanilla. At low speed, beat until mixture
   forms a dough.  Divide dough in half; remove one half
   from bowl.  To dough in bowl, add cocoa powder; knead
   to mix well.
   
   On work surface, on separate sheets of waxed paper,
   roll each half of dough to 9x6 rectangle.  Using
   paper to lift dough, invert plain dough onto top of
   chocolate dough.  Remove paper from plain dough. Using
   long chef’s knife, cut doughs lengthwise into 2 wide
   strips. Stack strips, removing waxed paper and
   alternating colors.  Cut stack lengthwise into three
   equal strips.  Stack strips so colors alternate;
   gently press stack so dough layers stick together.
   Wrap stack in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours.
   
   Preheat oven to 375F.  Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
   
   Remove plastic wrap from dough; cut stack crosswise
   into 1/4 slices. Place slices checkerboard side down
   on prepared baking sheets; bake 8 min or until golden.
   Transfer to wire rack to cool.  With pastry bag and
   writing, decorate cookies with dots of chocolate and
   icing.
   
   Makes 4 dozen cookies.
  
 
 
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