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CHECKERBOARD BISCUITS


Prep: 40 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Makes: 30 biscuits


Ingredients:

Vanilla biscuits

100g butter, softened

½tsp vanilla extract

50g caster sugar

150g plain flour


Chocolate biscuits

100g butter, softened

50g caster sugar

125g plain flour

25g cocoa powder


To decorate a small amount of glace icing and smarties



  • For the vanilla biscuits place the butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a bowl.

  • Beat with a wooden spoon until soft and combined.

  • Sift over the flour and stir together until the mixture is well combined and comes together in a ball.

  • Then shape into a long rectangle bar ( I patted and pushed mine into shape ) about 15cm long and 6cm wide.

  • Wrap in cling film and chill for 30min.

  • For the chocolate biscuits, repeat as above, sifting the cocoa with the flour. If your mixture is a little stiff add a splash of milk.

  • Then using a large knife, cut each bar lengthways equally into three slices, then cut each slice equally into three.

  • You will land up with nine x 2cm wide and 15cm long slices.

  • Arrange three slices alternately, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla, then the opposite way chocolate, vanilla, chocolate.

  • Stack them onto of each other until there are three alternate layers or 9 slices.

  • Press together then wrap in cling film and chill. Repeat with remaining slices.

  • Using a sharp knife cut each log into 1cm slices and place cut side up on baking sheets lined with baking paper.

  • Cook at 180°C for 10-15min or until golden.

  • Leave to cool then decorate with smarties held in place with a small blob of icing.