Black And White Cookies Recipe

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Elegant and simple, these Black and White Cookies combine soft, cake-like texture with the distinctive two-tone icing for a delicious treat.  


FOR THE COOKIES: – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter – 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar – 1 large egg – 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract – 1/3 cup (75g) sour cream – 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt FOR THE ICING: – 3 cups (330g) confectioners’ sugar – 1/4 cup (59ml) whole milk – 2 tablespoons light corn syrup – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 3 tablespoons (15g) dark cocoa powder

Making cookies: Heat the oven to 350°F. Use silicone mats or parchment paper to line baking sheets.  

Step 1 


Beat butter and sugar with a whisk attachment in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until mixed.  

Step 2

Split the dough into 12 equal sections and set them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie for spreading.  

Step 3

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and set on wire rack. Flip or press warm cookies with a glass to flatten.  Let cookies cool completely before frosting.  

Step 4

HOW TO ICE AND ASSEMBLE: Whisk confectioners' sugar, milk, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Split the icing into two dishes. Add chocolate powder to one portion and mix.  

Step 5

Pipe vanilla icing over half of each cookie after they cool to room temperature. Let the icing set by freezing the cookies for a few minutes.  

Step 6

Next, ice the other half of each biscuit with chocolate. Let icing set before serving.  

Step 7

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