Black and White Cookies
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Black and White Cookies

You can make a New York City classic at home.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Black and White Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 48
Calories 160kcal
Author Stephanie Manley



  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate


  • In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon extract and mix until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet in batches, stirring well. Drop soup spoonfuls of dough 2" apart on buttered baking sheets. Bake at 375* until edges begin to brown, 20-30 minutes. 
  • Let cool completely. Put confections' sugar in a bowl. Stir in enough water to make the mixture thick and spreadable. Remove half the frosting to the top of a double boiler over simmering water.
  •  Add chocolate and warm the mixture until chocolate is melted and the frosting is smooth. Remove from heat. With a brush, coat half the cookie with chocolate frosting and the other half with white frosting.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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