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Black and white cookies

Black and White Cookies

Soft, chewy, vanilla cookies with a perfect top layer of black and white icing, they can become a favorite fast. You can make the components ahead and assemble them when ready to eat.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 40 medium cookies 1x

Ingredients

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For the cookies:

  • 2 1/4 cups (310g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the white glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 4 oz (120g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • small pinch of salt

Instructions

For the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF / 180ºC.
  2. Butter or line with parchment paper 2 cookie sheets.
  3. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy, 1 or 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, half of the milk and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients, flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
  6. Mix a bit and then add some or all of the rest of the milk until you have a dough that can hold and be scooped. Sometimes I don’t use the full amount of milk.
  7. Drop teaspoonfuls or small scoops of dough a few inches apart onto the baking sheets, and lightly flatten the tips with damp fingers.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the size, but check for doneness after 10 minutes. They should’ve risen slightly and start to barely color on the edges.
  9. Let cool completely on wire racks.

For the white glaze:

  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth.

For the chocolate glaze:

  1. Melt chocolate or chips and butter (in the microwave or over a bowl of hot water not touching the bottom of the bowl).
  2. Mix in the syrup and salt and mix until creamy.
  3. Glaze each half cookie with one of the glazes, spreading them with the back of a spoon or a small spatula.
  4. Let dry completely.
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: black and white cookies