Chess cookies

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 433
  • Protein: 8
  • Fats: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 75

    We are glad to welcome you again on the pages of KhozOboz and proudly present to your attention chess cookies and its detailed recipe. I have no doubt that all of you have heard about it and definitely saw it on store shelves, but it’s unlikely that you cooked it yourself. It just so happened that such recipes can rarely be found in the arsenal of even an advanced housewife. This is probably due to the fact that at first glance the recipe seems confused. But today we have taken the liberty of dispelling this myth. And we will do it right now, but after a short digression into history.

    History of the dish

    I want to start with the fact that chess cookies are one of the varieties of sugar cookies. It can also be called shortbread chess cookies and this will not be a mistake. The eye-pleasing symmetry of black and white has always inspired creative people from fashion designers to artists. Confectioners, apparently, also decided to pay tribute to fashion and not bypass the theme of the chessboard.

    This is how they created this wonderful crispy dessert in due time in France. According to their characteristics, such cookies are usually flat, with a clear geometric shape, crumbly and rather fragile. Sugar cookies are never decorated with icing, and therefore it becomes necessary to diversify them in a different way: with the help of a relief pattern or as a checkerboard with different types of dough. Well, inversely, how does it work out in practice? Now we'll tell you.


    Light dough:

    • Flour - 200 g
    • Egg - 1 pc.
    • Powdered sugar - 50 g
    • Butter - 75 g
    • Salt - a pinch

    Chocolate Dough:

    • Flour - 180 g
    • Egg - 1 pc.
    • Powdered sugar - 50 g
    • Butter - 75 g
    • Salt - a pinch
    • Cocoa - 20 g


    1. Prepare the ingredients.

      Let's start with blanks for both types of dough

    2. Cooking light dough. In a bowl, beat the icing sugar and soft butter with a mixer, add salt.

      First, prepare the white dough and for this mix soft butter, powdered sugar and a little salt with a mixer

    3. Drive in an egg.

      Add egg

    4. Beat with a mixer until smooth.

      Once again we interrupt everything with a mixer

    5. Add flour and knead soft dough. Wrap in foil, set aside.

      Pour flour into the dough and manually prepare a soft and elastic dough, which we leave to stabilize for a while

    6. Cooking chocolate dough. In a bowl, beat the icing sugar, salt, softened butter and egg. Add cocoa. Mix.

      For chocolate dough: the same as for white, mix butter, egg, powder and salt, but this time add cocoa as well

    7. Add flour. Knead soft chocolate dough.

      Add flour and make chocolate cookie dough

    8. Wrap the chocolate dough in cling film and, together with the light one, send it to the refrigerator for 1 hour.

      We also wrap the chocolate dough in a film and leave it to stabilize for an hour in the refrigerator

    9. Roll out the chocolate dough into a layer 0.7 cm thick. Cut it with a knife in the form of a rectangle.

      Let's start cooking the cookies themselves: roll out the chocolate dough into a circle about 7 mm thick and form a rectangle

    10. Also roll out and cut the light dough.

      Do the same with white dough

    11. Put chocolate on a light layer.

      Cover the dark dough light

    12. Cut the two-layer layer into 2 parts and put them on top of each other.

      Cut the dough into two parts and again fold the arcs on top of each other

    13. Then we cut the four-layer layer into strips of the same thickness and form chess cookie blanks.

      Now cut the rectangles into strips and form cookies, as in the photo

    14. Put them on a baking sheet and send them to bake for 10 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees.

      Cook cookies at a temperature of 180 degrees for about 10 minutes

    15. We serve the finished cookies to the table.

      And now we make tea and everything is at the table

    The benefits of the dish

    It is unlikely that offering a cookie recipe can talk a lot about the benefits. Nevertheless, for the mood, such a dessert is oh so good. True, if you decide to buy chess cookies, the harm will be many times greater. Products that are used to make cookies in factory conditions are often incomparably worse than those used at home.

    Indeed, for the test, you can take, for example, GHI oil or even coconut oil, and use rice or oatmeal flour. In general, experiment, because chess cookies are not only a settlement, but also something that you cook yourself from the best ingredients. Love yourself and you will be happy. Your HozOboz!

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