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Green and Red Checkerboard Cookies
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9 INGREDIENTS • 11 STEPS • 3HRS

Green and Red Checkerboard Cookies

Add a festive twist to your holiday baking with Green and Red Checkerboard Cookies. This recipe crafts a visually stunning pattern, with alternating squares of vibrant red and green color against a classic vanilla backdrop. Each bite is a buttery, sugary delight with a hint of vanilla, perfect for spreading cheerful vibes during the festive season.
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Scarlett Wang at SideChef
Hi, I'm Scarlett! I'm a recipe developer at SideChef with love for traditional and fusion foods.
https://www.sidechef.com/
Add a festive twist to your holiday baking with Green and Red Checkerboard Cookies. This recipe crafts a visually stunning pattern, with alternating squares of vibrant red and green color against a classic vanilla backdrop. Each bite is a buttery, sugary delight with a hint of vanilla, perfect for spreading cheerful vibes during the festive season.
3HRS
Total Time
$0.55
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
16
us / metric
Unsalted Butter
1 2/3 cups
Unsalted Butter, room temperature
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1 1/2 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Egg
1/3 cup
Egg, separated
yolk only, reserve the egg whites
Baking Powder
1 tsp
Baking Powder
Salt
as needed
Red Food Coloring Gel
as needed
Red Food Coloring Gel
Green Food Coloring Gel
as needed
Green Food Coloring Gel
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
329
Fat
18.6 g
Protein
4.1 g
Carbs
34.9 g
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Author's Notes

Serves 24 cookies.
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step 1
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together Unsalted Butter (1 2/3 cups) and Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 1/2 cups) until light and fluffy.
step 2
Add Egg (1/3 cup) one at a time and Vanilla Extract (1 tsp), and mix until smooth.
step 3
Add All-Purpose Flour (4 cups), Salt (as needed), and Baking Powder (1 tsp), and mix with low speed to combine.
step 4
Divide the dough into four equal portions. Mix one portion with Red Food Coloring Gel (as needed) and a second portion with Green Food Coloring Gel (as needed). Wrap all the dough with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
step 5
Roll out each dough into a square, about ½-inch thick sheet on a lightly floured work surface or with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, cut the cookie dough into ½-inch strips. Do the same with all the dough.
step 6
Arrange one strip of plain vanilla dough, one green, and another piece of plain dough on a work surface next to each other. Top the second layer with 3 strips with alternating colors. Repeat once more, to make a square log.
step 7
Lightly brush each strip with the reserved egg white as the glue to stick them together. Gently press the dough together to ensure no gaps are left in between. Wrap with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
step 8
Do the same with the red dough.
step 9
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
step 10
Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into ¼-inch thick square slices. Arrange on the parchment paper lined tray.
step 11
Bake for about 12-14 minutes, until the cookies are just set but not brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
step 11 Bake for about 12-14 minutes, until the cookies are just set but not brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
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Christmas
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Cookies
Vegetarian
Dessert
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