Poker Chip Cookies image credit: Mudd1, Wikicommons

Whatever you’re up to at this time of year, we bet you could use a little sugary energy. And that’s just what we’re going to deliver to you with this recipe for poker chip cookies.

Why do I need poker chip cookies in my life?

There are a few different reasons why you might decide you want to bake poker chip cookies. Here are just a couple of ’em:

  • They are delicious (trust us)
  • Poker chip cookies are fantastic to hand out if you’re hosting a poker game at home
  • They make wonderful edible gifts for that poker fan in your life
  • They’re pretty easy to make, but also impressive. A good one for social media

What to put in?

When you’re making this recipe, make sure you’ve got all the ingredients in stock first. If you’re the type of person who bakes from time to time, you might even already have them all. Nothing too crazy here.

  • 400g plain flour
  • 280g caster sugar
  • 200g room temperature butter
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.5 tsp cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt

How to mix them up

The first thing you’ve got to do is rub the butter and flour together. It might sound weird, but after a while of rubbing, it’ll start to look like breadcrumbs. That’s why you know you’ve done your job.

Then get another bowl on the go and use a fork to mix the sugar and egg together. Pour that mix into the butter and flour breadcrumb-alike mix and add all the other ingredients, EXCEPT the cocoa.

Give it all a good mix together. Then divide the mixture into two. Knead half of the mixture until it becomes a smooth dough. Then roll it out into a sausage-like shape. Cute little cookie dough snake. Wrap it up in reusable beeswax sheets or plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge.

Divide the other half of un-kneaded mixture into two again. Add the cocoa to one half of this dough. Then knead both separately until they each become smooth doughs. Roll each one out separately into flat rectangles roughly the same length as the cookie dough snake. Then use a knife to carefully slice them into strips.

On a baking tray, also lined in beeswax sheets or plastic wrap,  alternative the strips. One plain, one cocoa, and so on.

When you’re done, get the cookie dough sausage from the fridge and affix the strips to the edge.

Roll it up again in your wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

How to bake them

While it’s in the fridge, pre-heat your oven to 320f. When your cookies have been chilled in the fridge, slice them up into poker chip sized cookies, place them on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

When they’re ready, put them on a wire rack to cool.

Then, if you feel like it, you can get jazzy with your decorations. You can buy pre-made icing pens in most grocery stores, so you can pipe $1, $5, $10, $20 or $100 on your chips. Rolling the edges in chocolate and then dipping in edible glitter, dessicated coconut or more chocolate shavings would also be wonderful!

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