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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Black and White Cookies

I had another bake sale fundraiser at the office and tried out Black & White cookies, some call them Tuxedo cookies. I like the cake texture of the cookie a lot, and the fact that the cookie itself is not too sweet. The icing takes care of that!

Preheat oven to 350

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

  • Icings
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened unsweetened cocoa powder
  • I added some Black food coloring as well


  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir together buttermilk and vanilla in a cup.
  • Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes, then add egg, beating until combined well.
  • Mix in flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately in batches at low speed (scraping down side of bowl occasionally), beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until smooth.
  • Spoon 1/4 cups of batter about 2 inches apart onto a buttered large baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until tops are puffed and pale golden, and cookies spring back when touched, 15 to 17 minutes.
  • Transfer with a metal spatula to a rack and chill in refrigerator or freezer (to cool quickly), about 5 minutes.
You can make the Icing while the cookies chill:

  • Stir together confectioners sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Transfer half of icing to another bowl and stir in cocoa, adding more water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to thin to same consistency as white icing.

Ice cookies:

Turn cookies flat sides up, then spread white icing over half of each and chocolate over other half.



  1. yummmmm. and we can almost get all the cookie ingredients in india--will have to try these, sans frosting (no confectioners sugar to be found).

  2. Oh, but Kimia, the icing is what makes it sweet! :)