"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Black and White (Better than Store Bought) Cookies Recipe

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Black and White Cookies


This recipe for Black and White (Better than Store Bought) Cookies, by , is from Audrey Cire's Recipe Collection, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melissa Gowe
Added: Thursday, November 6, 2008


1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 TSR. baking soda
1/2 TSR. salt
1/3 c. well-shaken buttermilk
1/2 TSR. vanilla
1/3 c. (5 1/3 T.) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 large egg

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. light corn syrup
2 TSR. fresh lemon juice
1/4 TSR. vanilla
1 - 2 T. water
1/4 c. unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350. 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 min., 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 c. of batter about 2 inches apart onto a buttered large baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven until tops are puffed and pale golden, and cookies spring back when touched, 15 - 17 min. Transfer with a metal spatula to a rack and chill (to cool quickly), about 5 min.

Make icing while cookies chill:
Stir together powdered sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and 1 T. water in a small bowl until smooth. Transfer half of icing to another bowl and stir in cocoa, adding more water, 1/2 tsp. 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.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 - 10 cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 min. start to finish
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Cookies taste better if cooled without being chilled.




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