Christmas Dessert Recipes

Stunning Checkerboard Christmas Cookies Recipe

With all the red candy cane, green christmas tree, and multi-colored sugar cookies that fill your Christmas Cookie plates, it is nice to have a contrast. These Checkerboard cookies are a twist of ones my mother-in-law made. The black and white checkerboard cookies make such a stunning contrast with the rest of the desserts, but with a soft, delightful Christmas cookies recipe!

With all the red candy cane, green christmas tree, and multi-colored sugar cookies that fill your Christmas Cookie plates, it is nice to have a contrast. These Checkerboard cookies are a twist of ones my mother-in-law made. The black and white checkerboard cookies make such a stunning contrast with the rest of the desserts, but with a soft, delightful Christmas cookies recipe!

Checkerboard Cookies

These checkerboard cookies are simple to make, taste yummy, and look stunning with the rest of your Christmas cookie ideas! The easy recipe comes together quickly then chill and slice for a lovely cookie recipe to serve in December or anytime really. Exchange these at cookie swaps for a eye catching checkerboard Chrsitmas cookie or simply enjoy them at home with family and friends or a church potluck.

All you need to make these delicious cookies are a few simple ingredients: cream cheese all purpose flour butter, softened baking soda granulated sugar cocoa powder vanilla extract

Checkerboard Cookies Recipe

All you need to make these delicious cookies are a few simple ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • all purpose flour
  • butter, softened
  • baking soda
  • granulated sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract

cream together

Checkerboard Christmas Cookies

Beat together 8 ounces cream cheese, 3/4 cup softened butter, 1 cup sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract at medium until well combined.

add dry ingredients

Add 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

add cocoa powder to half the dough

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Divide dough in about ½. In the slightly larger half, mix 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder. Chill slightly, about an hour.

Best checkerboard cookie recipe

Black and White Checkerboard Cookies

Shape 4 rectangle ropes of the white dough. Now shape 5 rectangle ropes out of the brown dough.

Black and White Checkerboard Cookies

Stack the ropes to make the checkerboard pattern, alternating colors with brown, white, brown on bottom, next layer is white, brown, white and final layer is brown, white, brown again. Press together slightly to connect and keep shape. Chill 1-2 hours.

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Checkerboard cookies christmas

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Now slice the dough into cookies about 1″ each and place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes.

Checkerboard Christmas Cookies

Cool on cooling rack and store in airtight container.

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THese cookies are not only delicious, but seriously striking! I love the pattern that really pops on your plate. Serve these at Christmastime for a cookie exchange or any time of the year for a simple slice cookie from scratch.

These black and white Checkerboard cookies are not only super yummy, but make a stunning visual contrast with Christmas cookies recipe!

Best checkerboard cookie recipe

These checkerboard cookies are simple to make, taste yummy, and look stunning with the rest of your Christmas cookie ideas! The easy recipe comes together quickly then chill and slice for a lovely cookie recipe to serve in December or anytime really. Exchange these at cookie swaps for a eye catching checkerboard Chrsitmas cookie or simply enjoy them at home with family and friends or a church potluck.

Christmas cookie ideas

These black and white Checkerboard cookies are not only super yummy, but make a stunning visual contrast with Christmas cookies recipe!

One of our favorite Christmas cookies recipes is candy cane cookies. These cookies have a delightful buttery taste with a hint of almond extract and crushed candy canes on top, plus they are so cute! These peppermint candy cane cookies look just like candy canes! Here is our simple, family favorite candy cane cookie recipe! cookies with snickersAs you gather recipes to make for your Christmas cookie platter, you will want to add some yummy, homemade candy! This easy peanut brittle is the perfect addition as it is quick and simple to make, but tastes amazing! Your friends and family will gobble down this peanut brittle recipe. If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these buttery spritz cookies recipe.

Desserts

One of my most requested dishes is my strawberry pretzel salad recipe. This yummy dish can be a strawberry  jello salad or served as a strawberry salad dessert. Either way you will delighted by the sweet and salty in this pretty and satisfying pretzel jello salad! Serve with with hamburgers, bbq, potluck, or just a yummy weekday dinner; it's so delicious! Best Asian Slaw Recipe It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without our family's snicker apple salad recipe! My kids go nuts over this non-traditional snicker salad they look forward to eating all year long. This quick-to-make apple snicker salad combines pudding, whipped topping, crisp apples, and snickers for an outrageously yummy thanksgiving side dish your kids won't expect. Pretty Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe is a holiday must! Veggies + bacon + cashews + sweet & tangy dressing = YUM!

Recipes for Salads and Sandwiches

Learn how to make your own homemade caramel popcorn that tastes even better than storebought, with this easy oven baked recipe. This pineapple cheese ball is the perfect cheese ball recipe! It is slightly sweet with an amazing flavor that will be a favorite with kids and grown ups alike. This is my favorite appetizer recipes. Yummy! These apple hand pies are perfect for fall! Serve this apple hand pie recipe as dessert in September or as a fun appetizer where you dip in our homemade carmel sauce. Either way this hand pie dough recipe filled with our yummy apple pie filling is sure to be a hit! You can use our hand pie dough recipe with our fruits too! Are you looking for a quick and easy fruit dip to serve at your next party or game night? This peanut butter dip is not only simple to make, but is super yummy and versatile too. Use our peanut butter fruit dip with apples, vanilla wafers, pretzels, and other dippers for quick appetizer recipes! With just 3 ingredients you will love this cream cheese fruit dip that has become a family favorite staple throughout the whole year!

Appetizers

These checkerboard cookies are simple to make, taste yummy, and look stunning with the rest of your Christmas cookie ideas! The easy recipe comes together quickly then chill and slice for a lovely cookie recipe to serve in December or anytime really. Exchange these at cookie swaps for a eye catching checkerboard Chrsitmas cookie or simply enjoy them at home with family and friends or a church potluck.
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Stunning Checkerboard Cookies

With all the red candy cane, green christmas tree, and multi-colored sugar cookies that fill your Christmas Cookie plates, it is nice to have a contrast. These Checkerboard cookies are a twist of ones my mother-in-law made. The black and white checkerboard cookies make such a stunning contrast with the rest of the desserts, but with a soft, delightful Christmas cookies recipe!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese, christmas, christmas cookies, cookies
Keyword: checkerboard cookies, christmas cookies, cookie recipes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Beat together 8 ounces cream cheese, 3/4 cup softened butter, 1 cup sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract at medium until well combined. Add 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Divide dough in about ½. In the slightly larger half, mix 3 Tablespoonsof cocoa powder. Chill slightly, about an hour.
  • Shape 4 rectangle ropes of the white dough. Now shape 5 rectangle ropes out of the brown dough. Stack the ropes to make the checkerboard pattern, alternating colors with brown, white, brown on bottom, next layer is white, brown, white and final layer is brown, white, brown again. Press together slightly to connect and keep shape. Chill 1-2 hours.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Now slice the dough into cookies about 1" each and place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on cooling rack and store in airtight container.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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