Chess Cookies – A Classic Tasty Treat

Have you ever tried the classic chess cookie? It’s a staple in many homes across the world and has been for generations. If you’re looking for a sweet, rich snack, then chess cookies are sure to be a hit with your family!

This recipe combines a few simple ingredients with a few unique baking techniques to create an irresistible result. Besides being a delicious treat, these cookies have all the hallmarks of a classic: they’re easy to make, they’re delicious, and they look great on a plate.


• 2 cups flour
• 1 cup softened butter
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• A pinch of salt


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, baking powder and salt.

3. Roll the dough into balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

6. Optional: decorate the cookies with icing or white chocolate chips.

Chess cookies are often served with a cup of tea or coffee in many households. They’re great for retail therapy, too – make them in bulk and keep them in a biscuit tin or a sealed container to have something sweet and satisfying on hand whenever you need a pick-me-up.

If you’re a fan of bitesize cookies, chess cookies are a perfect treat. They’re sweet, buttery and utterly indulgent. Not only are they quick and easy to make, they’re also surprisingly versatile. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding spices, nuts or chocolate chips – the possibilities are endless!

Try this recipe for a classic, satisfying treat that your family will love. Its classic flavours and simple ingredients make chess cookies a timeless treat that’s always a hit.