Eggless Checkerboard Cookies | How to make Eggless Checkerboard Cookies

By Drashti Dholakia  |  14th Mar 2017  |  
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About Eggless Checkerboard Cookies Recipe

A classic combination of vanilla and chocolate, these melt in the mouth cookies are addictive and great to serve to the guests with tea.

Eggless Checkerboard Cookies is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Eggless Checkerboard Cookies has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Drashti Dholakia is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Eggless Checkerboard Cookies recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Eggless Checkerboard Cookies is 25 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Eggless Checkerboard Cookies is perfect to serve 4 people. Eggless Checkerboard Cookies is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Eggless Checkerboard Cookies. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Eggless Checkerboard Cookies by commenting on this page below!

Eggless Checkerboard Cookies

Ingredients to make Eggless Checkerboard Cookies

  • 1 ¾ cup maida/all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup butter
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon milk

How to make Eggless Checkerboard Cookies

  1. Collect all the ingredients and let them come to room temperature.
  2. In a wide bowl, combine butter and sugar.
  3. Whisk well with the help of a beater.
  4. Now add vanilla essence and salt to the mixture and mix well.
  5. To this mixture add maida and baking powder. Mix well with the help of a spatula or wooden spoon.
  6. Add milk.
  7. Knead into a stiff dough. 
  8. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Add cocoa powder in one portion and mix well till the cocoa powder gets blended well into the dough. If you find the dough too try or crumbly, you can add more milk.
  9. Now cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until firm.
  10. Roll out both the dough into a rectangle shape one by one.
  11. Cut the vanilla rectangle into three strips of equal width.
  12. Do the same for chocolate rectangle also. Cut the chocolate rectangle into three strips of equal width. Now we have 3 strips each of vanilla and chocolate.
  13. We have to make 2 slabs from these 6 strips. Place three slabs of dough, alternating vanilla and chocolate dough one on top of the other. Gently press the slabs together.
  14. Cut each slab lengthwise into 2 strips of equal width.
  15. Rearrange the strips of dough to create 1 slab forming 12 rectangles cross-wise. Wrap the slab with plastic and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
  16. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  17. Remove from refrigerator and slice into ¼ inch thick piece.
  18. Arrange on a greased baking tray. Bake the cookies at 180°C for 10 - 15 mins till you see some light brown corners.
  19. Cool the cookies on a cooling rack and store in an airtight container. 

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Note : Preaparation time does not include the resting time of dough.

Reviews for Eggless Checkerboard Cookies (19)

Esther Samuel7 months ago

Well explained.

shaifali Saxenaa year ago

Great.. Ivl try

Rash amol2 years ago


Jinal Menon2 years ago

In microwave tell me setting or can it b prepared in cooker

sonam sahoo2 years ago

Wow, excellent

Renu Kulkarni2 years ago

Lovely. . Will try

Sadhana Rao2 years ago


Sonal sons2 years ago

Can we make it in a non convection microwave?
Ashita Bhatnagar
2 years ago
baking doesn't happen in non convection model. you will have to cook it with regular check so it doesn't dry up completely. microwave cooking dries up the ingredients.

reena Sharma2 years ago


Komal jain2 years ago


Niloupher Sethna2 years ago


Sucheta Bos2 years ago


neha saroha2 years ago


Deepali Saurabh Bansal2 years ago

Superb technique...

Prema Vivek3 years ago

Can we replace maida with whole wheat flour

Ankit Kumar Gupta3 years ago


Dr.Kamal Thakkar3 years ago

Nicely explained

Divyanshu Das3 years ago

very nice :)

Sukhmani Bedi3 years ago


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