These checkerboard cookies are just too cute. We love the idea of serving these at an Alice in Wonderland-themed party, bridal showers and baby showers. it's almost impossible to resist these cute little cookies.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons Cognac
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
Add butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add egg yolk and Amaretto or Cognac.
Sift together dry ingredients and beat into mixture until combined. Form 2 long ropes from each cookie dough measuring 12 inches long.
Place 2 ropes of each different dough next to each other on a sheet of wax paper.
Place other 2 ropes on top of the bottom ropes with Cognac rope on top of Amaretto rope and Amaretto rope on top of Cognac rope.
Gently press sides, squeezing ropes together and squaring off top surface and sides. Wrap block in wax paper and place in freezer for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Lightly spray a baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray. Remove dough from freezer and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
Place slices flat 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Makes 24 cookies.