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Checkered Flag Cookies

 Checkered Flag Cookies
Signal the end of dinner by waving these crunchy cookies. Boxed mixes speed along preparation of the dough.
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 packages (17-1/2 ounces each) sugar cookie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 36 wooden skewers (5 inches)

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter and chocolate
  • chips. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until melted;
  • stir until smooth. Add the contents of one cookie mix package, 1 egg
  • and 2 tablespoons flour; stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate
  • for 1-2 hours or until dough is firm.
  • Meanwhile, place the remaining butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover
  • and heat on high for 1 minute or until melted. Stir in the remaining
  • cookie mix, egg and flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or
  • until firm.
  • Meanwhile, place the remaining butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Cover and heat on high for 1 minute or until melted. Stir in the
  • remaining cookie mix, egg and flour. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2
  • hours or until firm.
  • On waxed paper, roll out the plain and chocolate dough into separate
  • 9-in. x 5-in. rectangles. Cut each rectangle into nine 1-in. strips.

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Checkered Flag Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Stack the strips in groups of three, alternating plain and chocolate
  • strips, and forming six separate stacks.
  • Form two blocks by placing one plain-topped stack on each side of a
  • chocolate-topped stack and one chocolate-topped stack on each side
  • of a plain-topped stack; press together gently.
  • Cut both stacks into 1/4-in. slices. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are
  • golden brown. Immediately insert a skewer into each cookie. Remove
  • from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 244 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.