For our recent anniversary, I offered to make my husband a batch of whatever cookies he chose. He picked these checkerboard butter cookies, a combination of my Basic Butter Cookie recipe, plus a Mexican Chocolate variation.
Checkerboard Birthday Cake - Eat Healthy Stockphoto My mom had a set of cake pans with separators that made a checkerboard cake. The batter had to be extra thick to keep it from running, but it turned out pretty. This way, however, is foolproof.