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Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies

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  • for the cookies:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • for the vanilla icing:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons clear corn syrup
  • for the chocolate icing:
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon clear corn syrup



For the cookies:


Preheat the oven to 350*F. Cream the butter and the sugar together, then add the vanilla. Sift the salt and flour together in a separate bowl, and slowly combine with the butter, mixing until just combined.


Drop tablespoon-sized cookie batter onto a baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each cookie. Gently flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass or a spatula.


Bake at 350*F for 12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown on the bottom. Allow to cool completely before icing.


For the vanilla icing:


Sift the confectioners sugar, removing all lumps. Add the vanilla and corn syrup, stirring until the icing is smooth and glossy.


For the chocolate icing:


Melt the chocolate chips, either in stages using the microwave or over a double boiler. Combine with the confectioners sugar and corn syrup, stirring completely until smooth and glossy.


Ice the cookies, half chocolate and half vanilla. Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving, to allow the icing to set.

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    Kate | Food Babbles
    5 August, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Congratulations on the new place! I love coming into the city for the day but I can’t imagine I would ever get the hang of living there. I hope you love your new apartment. These little black and white cookies look divine! I adore black and white cookies but I’ve never made them from scratch. Time to change that!

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    Ashley Bee
    6 August, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love the story within this post πŸ™‚ I hope to make my way to NYC someday! Also these cookies remind me of that Seinfeld episode πŸ˜‰

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      11 August, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      I think of the episode every time I see a Black and White Cookie! Maybe they really are the answer to all our problems…

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    Jen @JuanitasCocina
    11 August, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I loooooove black and white cookies. I always feel so elegant eating them!
    And I hope you’re settling in! I have lots of family on Long Island. <3 It's a wonderful island to live on. πŸ˜€

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      11 August, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Aren’t they so delicious!? I can”t resist them, even the dodgy looking ones in the older delis πŸ™‚
      I love Long Island, too! It gets a bad rap but it’s such a great place. We’re in Long Island City, which is actually in Queens and just over the East River from the Upper East Side. But we’ve totally talked seriously about moving to Long Island someday. Or to the Hamptons! Girl can dream, right? πŸ™‚

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