Checkerboard Cookies (paleo, AIP)
Recipe type: Paleo, Autoimmune Protocol, Vegan-modifiable
Cuisine: Cookies, desserts, treats
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Serves: ~20 cookies
Checkerboard cookies! These are fun to make and mess around with. Also who doesn't like geometric baked goods? Feel free to make these as one giant sheet and actually play checkers on them.
  1. Make the two different cookie mixes by mixing each ingredient list together in separate bowls (whisk the dry ingredients together then add the fat (doesn't have to be solid) and sweetener).
  2. Once mixtures are well-mixed, add enough water to bring the dough together into a pliable ball.
  3. Roll both out between plastic wrap/parchment paper to form a rectangular sheet around 6 in wide, 9 in long and 1 cm thick (doesn't have to be perfect). White and dark sheets should be approximately the same size. Wrap sheets in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Leave in freezer for 30-45 minutes to harden.
  4. Once sheets are fairly solid, remove and place on cutting board. Cut out ~9 equal sized rectangular strips (~1 cm wide, 9 in long) from each sheet. Lay each strip in alternating colors three across (e.g., white brown white on bottom, brown white brown on top of that, white brown white on top of that...this would be easier to demonstrate with a video but I haven't found this method online and refuse to get into video blogging). Wrap the rectangular blocks (you should have two) and place back in freezer for another 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from freezer and cut cookies (~1 cm wide) from rectangular block.
  6. Once the cookie shapes are ready and laid out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until cookies have hardened and are just starting to brown.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve at teatime or whenever you feel like colorful geometric treats.
Recipe by Flash Fiction Kitchen at