Christmas Cookie Checkers

This Christmas cookie checkers recipe was sponsored by Pillsbury.  All opinions are my own. #ItsBakingSeason

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set!  This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

Christmas Cookie Checkers

At our house, we have quite a collection of board games.  During the holidays, we sometimes bring out a few to play at family gatherings.  It gives everyone an activity to share while the holiday music plays and the Christmas tree lights glow.

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

I’ve never been one to shy away from playing with my food, so this year, I’ve come up with a way to add a delicious bite of whimsy to our gaming pursuits.

I call it “Christmas Cookie Checkers.”

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

For Christmas cookie checkers, you’ll replace the standard checkers with color-coded Christmas cookies as playing pieces.

(If you decide to eat the “checkers” you capture, I won’t tell.)

Using Pillsbury cookie dough helps speed up the process immensely.  Since you can choose from Christmas tree, reindeer, and snowman designs, it’s easy to pick two contrasting colors.

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I picked up my Pillsbury Christmas Tree and Snowman Shape Sugar Cookies at Walmart in the refrigerated case.

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You can also look for Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls and Pillsbury Sugar Cookies to add variety to the offerings at your holiday parties!

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If you don’t have a large checkerboard, it’s easy to draw one.  Simply use a piece of posterboard cut square, and draw an 8 square by 8 square grid.  Watch the video to see how!

You might want to pick up a few extra packages of cookie dough, in case some cookies mysteriously disappear during play.

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

Tips for Making Christmas Cookie Checkers

  • Let the cookies cool completely before using in play.  Cooling them off allows them to become firm instead of soft.
  • You can also use a old checkered tablecloth as a playing surface.  Mark off an 8 square by 8 square playing area.
  • Christmas cookie checkers make a great gift!  Pack them up in a basket and include a checkerboard.

 

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.
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Christmas Cookie Checkers

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 cookies
Calories 120 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Pillsbury Holiday Shapes cookies two different designs

Instructions

  1. Bake the cookies according to the package instructions.  You will need 12 cookies of each kind for a complete set of playing pieces.

  2. Cool the cookies completely.

  3. Arrange the cookies on the checkerboard. Play!

Recipe Notes

To make a checkerboard that is sized correctly for these cookies, cut a large piece of poster board into a 22 inch square, then draw a grid where each grid square is 2 3/4 inches long.

Use Christmas cookies to make an edible checkers set! This step-by-step recipe shows you how to make fun Christmas cookie checkers for the holidays.

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