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Chess cookies
Chess cookies
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Homemade Swedish chess cookies with the classical combination of cacao and vanilla. Guess why they are called chess cookies... because they resemble a chess board ! They are fun to do and you can make the traditional square shape, or why not make them as a circle for a change.

Ingredient List for 6 servings:
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50 gr Sugar
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120 gr Margarine
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150 gr Flour
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1 tablespoon Cacao powder
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1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar
Oven temperature:
200 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Pour the margarine, flour and sugar in a bowl and mix it with an electrical mixer until you have crumbles.
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Pour half of the crumbles in a bowl and the other half in another bowl.
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Pour the vanilla sugar in one of the bowls, and the cacao powder in the other.
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Mix first the bowl with the vanilla sugar. Mix the ingredients in to a dough.
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Mix the ingredients in the bowl with the cacao powder the same way.
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Now you have two dough. Divide the two dough in two, so you have two with cacao, and two with vanilla sugar.
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Firm the four pieces in to evenly big rolls.
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Place the vanilla sugar rolls over a cacao rolls, and press them together as a big roll. Make sure you have the white and dark side on opposite side of each other. Make a square or a round roll.
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Place the roll in the fridge for ten minutes.
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Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius.
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Take out the roll from the fridge and cut the dough roll in slices approx half a centimeter wide.
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Place a baking paper on a baking sheet, and place the cookies on the baking paper.
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Place the cookies in the middle of the oven for ten minutes.
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Take out the cookies and let them cool down.
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