Checkerboard Squares

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Title: Checkerboard Squares
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Cookies, Snacks, Christmas

Ingredients:

1 Recipe basic cookie mix
1 lg Egg
1 ts 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.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini