Pistachio-Chocolate Checkers

If you’re in the mood for something sweet and salty, these pistachio-chocolate checker cookies are the perfect treat. Made with pistachio flour, dark chocolate, and a touch of salt, they’re perfect for satisfying your cravings.

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1 egg
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts
2-3 drops green food color

Beat powdered sugar, butter and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt. Divide dough in half. Stir cocoa and milk into one half. Stir nuts and food color into other half. Pat chocolate dough into rectangle, 6 x 5 inches. Cut crosswise into 8 strips, 3/4″ wide. Repeat with pistachio dough. Place 2 strips of each color of dough side by side, alternating colors. Top with 2 strips of each dough, alternating colors to create checkerboard. Gently press strips together. Repeat with remaining strips to make second rectangle. Wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Heat oven to 375º. Cut rectangles crosswise into 1/4″ slices. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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