Friday, February 17, 2012

Black and White Cookies

Posted by -Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen

 The challenge this month was Black and White, Linzer and Lace Cookies.  I love all those cookies, but  I decided to go Black and White for the challenge.  They are very popular in New York City.  I have a very fond appreciation for these deli favorites.  I think every sandwich shop, coffee shop and diner in New York sells these delightful treats.  I found this recipe on Joy the Baker.  They are very easy to make and I made them with my twelve year old daughter.  We had a lot of fun together doing the black and white icings.  Enjoy!

Black and White Cookies
Makes about 16 large cookies
Recipe from Joy the Baker who adapted from Gourmet Cookbook 

For the Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg

For Vanilla Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Teaspoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Chocolate Glaze
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup

To make the cookies-
Preheat oven to 350°F.
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 eggs, 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 (to cool quickly), about 5 minutes.

To make the glazes-
In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of corn syrup and 2 tablespoons hot water, until smooth. That’s your vanilla glaze.
In a separate bowl, melt the butter and the chocolate in a microwave for about 1 minute. Add the corn syrup and stir until smooth. That’s your chocolate glaze!
Once the cookies are cooled, face them all bottom side up of a clean surface. Spread half of the cookie with vanilla glaze and the other half with chocolate glaze. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to set. And…Yum!


Lu Canela said...

they just look delicious

Dhemz said...

oh, I just love this....I'm thinking of making one right now...thanks for sharing!

BertiesBakery said...

These are becoming super popular!

mr. pineapple man said...

Gosh those look heavenly! Loving the blog!

elly said...

Ma sono deliziosi!!!!!! E pure golosi!!!!

Chrissy said...

These look so yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! :)

Tina said...

These cookies are on my "to do" list, so this is a delicious reminder. I am sure they were a lot of fun decorating too. Have a great day!

Alida said...

I love these! You have made them very well. A delicious biscuit to have with a cup of tea. Mmm.. Well done!

Elizabeth said...

These look amazing! I love black and white cookies.

JavelinWarrior said...

These are adorable and quite fancy looking - I wonder if I could use golden syrup instead of corn syrup...

Winnie said...

Wonderful and delicious looking cookies.
I wish I had more time this month so I could make these

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the positive comments!!! For your question JavelinWarrior, you most definitely can use golden syrup or agave nectar.

Christy Gerald said...

Delicious luking yumm Bake Dear .Luvly

Christy Gerald said...

Awesome bake and luvly cookies