Sunday, December 12, 2010

Black and White Cookie Recipe!

Oh yes, these are my #1 All time favorite cookies....I used to walk to the corner store for bread either with my sister or one of my cousins and we would always purchase these!!! I loved love loved the white now living where I do you can't find them in this part of the country so I went on the search for a recipe....and THIS IS IT.....EXACTLY like I remember!!!! So I thought I would share it with you , you cookie lovers!!!! If you do make them, come on back and let me know how you liked them!!!!! ENJOY!

Black & White Cookies
4 cups Cake Flour (I used the softasilk kind)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
16 tblsp (2sticks) unsalted butter, soft
1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ tsp lemon extract
1 cup whole milk

¼ cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
5 cups confectioners sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate …Melted
2 – 4 tsp water

The cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees , make sure racks are in the middle.
line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.
In a LARGE bowl beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on med until light and fluffy…about 3 to 6 minutes. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and lemon extract until combined….oh about 30 seconds, be sure to scrap down the bowl and beaters if they need be.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture by half of the milk. repeat with the half of the remaining flower mixture and the rest of the milk…then the rest of the flour mix……until combined.
Scoop about ¼ cup mounds of batter on to the baking sheets….be sure to space them about 2 inches apart. Use the back of a spoon or your fingers , dipped in water to smooth out the top of the cookies. Bake until edges are a light golden brown color. I would say about 15 minutes , rotating the sheets about ½ through baking. Remove from oven and cool on the cookie sheets for about 10minutes before putting them on a wire rack to cool for about 1 hour……repeat this with the other cookies.

Okay now onto the icing. bring the corn syrup and water to a boil in a saucepan over med/high heat…..remove the pan and whisk in the confections sugar and vanilla until you have a smooth consistency…..Measure out half of the icing into another bowl and wisk in the melted chocolate and 2 to 4 tsps of water as needed until it is smooth as well.
Now place two large wire racks over wax paper (cuz this will make your counter messy!!!) Spread about 2 tblsp worth of chocolate icing on ½ of the cookie with one of those small flat spatulas….put it back on the rack. …it will set up ( about 15 minutes or so) I do all of my chocolate at this time….then start back with cookie number one and put the white icing on the other half doing the same by putting it back on the racks to dry…..let them all sit to harden, I would say about 1 hour ….then serve and enjoy….my absolute favorite cookie!!!! Enjoy!

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