Black and White Cookies – Schwarz-Weiß-Gebäck

If you want to impress your friends with your baking skills, try out these beautiful cookies. These cookies are actually a lot simpler to make than one thinks!


500 g flour
250 g butter
125 g confectioners’ sugar
1 dash of salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa
50 g grated semi-sweet chocolate
1 egg white


Combine flour, butter, icing sugar, salt, and two eggs in bowl, then mix until smooth dough forms.

Take half of dough and roll out into big square, then separate rest of dough into two halves. Mix in cocoa and grated chocolate with one half of dough.

Chill both dough balls well before intended time of use. When fully chilled, roll out both doughs about 1 cm (0.4 inch) thick, then brush with beaten egg white and place on top of each other.

Cut into 1 cm (0.4 inch) wide strips and place alternating on top of each other to form chess board pattern. Brush square of dough with egg white as well and place chess pattern on top, wrapping it, then chill again before cutting into cookies.

Bake at 200°C (400°F) for 12 to 15 minutes.

Credit: Andrea MacLeod, Regina

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