Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

Black & White Cookies

This recipe claimed to only take about 33-ish minutes. I assume this would have been the case if you happened to own a mixing device and/or icing things happened to be your area of expertise, but no matter. It didn’t end up taking too much longer than that. :O

The dough was kinda cake-like, and settled pretty quickly. The cookies themselves aren’t very sweet, but the icing makes up the difference. >_> (Go figure, with two cups of powdered sugar in there. >_>) The recipe was adapted from a Family Circle magazine.

Black & White Cookies

-1 1/4 cups flour
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
-1 egg
-1/3 cup buttermilk
-2 cups confectioners’ sugar
-3 tbsp + 2 tsp soy milk
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-2 tbsp cocoa powder

1) Preheat oven to 350. Cover 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and set aside.
2) In medium-size bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until smooth and creamy (~1 minute). Beat in egg until well combined. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
3) Drop 1/4 cupfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart and spreading into large circles, about 4 inches across.
4) Bake at 350 for 13 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test. Remove cookies to rack to cool.
5) In medium-size bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar, 3 tbsp milk and vanilla until smooth but thick enough to coat cookie. Set aside 1/2 cup icing in small bowl; stir cocoa powder and remaining 2 tsp milk into bowl until smooth. If it refuses to become smooth, feel free to heat it slightly in the microwave.
6) Turn over cookies and spread white icing over one half of each cookie, and chocolate icing over other half. Let stand at room temperature (~1 hour), or if you can’t wait that long, place in refrigerator to speed up the process.

Administer the toothpick test.

These would make cute yin yang cookies. :O