Wonderful Lemon Gingerbread Checkerboard Cookies DIY

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Unique Christmas cookie recipe #24.  This is my last cookie post of 2015.  Where has the time gone?  Probably making all those Christmas cookies.  The lemon and gingerbread flavors in the DIY recipe sound very interesting.  The look of the cookie is different which will catch the eye of your guests.  Thanks to Cooking Channel for another great cookie recipe.

Chocolate and vanilla checkerboard cookies are an old-fashioned treat that you occasionally find in the cookie jar, but checkerboard cookies shouldn’t be limited to just those flavors. Make them a holiday treat by using complementary flavors like lemon and gingerbread spice. Though the recipe sounds a bit fussy because of the two doughs that need to be made, the end results are festive cookies that will stand out among all other cookies.



  • 2 sticks (225g or 1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (120g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup (70g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups (315g) all-purpose flour


  • 1 1/2 sticks (170g or 3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (60g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75g) packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups (315g) all-purpose flour


Images from Cooking Channel.

For the entire recipe visit Cooking Channel.

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