fredag 13 juni 2014

Family Recipe Friday - Chess Squares

I have an old cook book after my grandmother. It is not perhaps that old since it was printed in 1955 but still a lot has changed since then. It covers everything the then modern house wife needed to know about cooking and baking.

On of my favourite recipes is Chess Squares. They are really easy to bake cookies. All you need is:
  • 200 grams of butter 
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 4,5 dl wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 Tbs cocao
Mix the butter and sugar. Add the flour and work the dough so that it just holds together. Do not knead. Split the dough into two halves and add cocao to one half and vanilla sugar to the other half. Split each dough into two and roll them inte balls before rolling them into lengths. Put one dark length nest to a light one and then put a dark one on the light one and a light one on the lower dark one. Try to make them as square as possible befor puttin foil around the dough and putting it in the fridge for two hours or freezer for 30 min.

Take out the dough and take of the foil.  Cut the dought into 3-4 mm thick cookies with a sharp knife. Put the cookies on an oven tray. Put the tray in the oven for 8-10 minutes in 200 degrees celsius. Let the cookies cool off. Keep them in a jar or put them in the freezer.
Variations of the chess squares.

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