Icing a Small Checked Border

Sorry, I haven't seen one. I'd probably just use a parchment cone with a fine opening and icing of a relatively thick flooding consistency; then pipe two tiny lines next to each other and let the icing merge to create a square; then continue around the edge of the cookie, skipping spaces in between the piped squares. But, then again, I don't think piping is probably the fastest way to do this.

Anyone else, any suggestions?

Piping as Julia suggested will probably produce the prettiest checked border effect.  

I'm supposing that you're working with a square or rectangular cookie.

Airbrush might work, but either way, you'd need to measure the perimeter of the cookie from corner to corner, to determine how the checked pattern will fit in order to get a consistently accurate placement of checks.  Does that make sense?

There are some cute picnic cookies on pintrest with tiny ants, the bane of most picnics, on an airbrushed red and white checkered tablecloth. But of course the entire cookie surface is checked. 

Sweetambs has recently put out a tutorial for a plaid cookie, again, the entire cookie is plaid. Her technique may be helpful to you though  

Please show us how the cookies turn out!  I bet they'll be great. 

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