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.

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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.

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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.”

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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.

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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.

Christmas Cookie Checkers

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.

Christmas Cookie Checkers

Get more holiday inspiration from Pillsbury Baking!

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