When I asked David what kind of fancy Christmas cookies I should make for the cookie walk, he immediately suggested checkerboard cookies. I've never made them before, and I thought they looked cute, so I gave them a go. They were a little fiddly, but not too bad. Plus, one recipe makes a lot of cookies! I would definitely make them again if I had the time.
I followed the recipe from Baking Obsession exactly, so I won't repost it here. I was skeptical that mine would turn out as pretty as hers, but I think they did! The white framed cookies spread a little, but the chocolate ones didn't. I froze the dough, then thawed it on the counter for an hour to cut it. Then I put the cookie sheets with the sliced cookies back in the freezer for 10 minutes before I baked them. I baked them for 13 minutes at 350F.