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Black and Pink Cookies

I need you to either be Seinfeld fans or NYC lovers to really appreciate this post.
Me? I’m just sold on the novelty of it.
Tell me a dessert has reached some level of super stardom, and it’s automatically a fave.
My husband is the same way, but he’d never admit it.
He begs me to make these all the time, because “they’re so good.”
And they are– don’t get me wrong. Way good.
But I know the only reason he wants them is because he saw them on Seinfeld.
And that’s the truth.
At least I can admit it :)
I like them for their fame.
Color me superficial.
So here’s my valentine twist on an NYC (or Seinfeld) classic.
Hope you enjoy– and “look to the cookie!”
(And find more DIY famous dessert recipes at the bottom of the post!)



Black and Pinks
by Recipe adapted from: Fodor’s and Gourmet Mag

Ingredients:

    Cookies:

    • 1 1/4 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 egg

    Frostings:

    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 – 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • Pink food coloring
    Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.
    3. Combine buttermilk and vanilla in a up, set aside.
    4. Whisk together butter and sugar in a in a stand mixer Add the add egg, beating until combined.
    5. Alternately add the flour and buttermilk mixtures, beginning and ending with the flour.
    6. Pipe batter onto cookie sheet in heart shapes (or just scoop out about 1/4 c. batter for round cookie). Bake until tops are puffed and lightly browned, approx. 15 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
    7. Whisk together powdered sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Add food coloring if desired.
    8. Turn cooled cookies flat side up and frost one half of the cookie with the pink icing.
    9. Add cocoa powder to the remaining frosting and whisk. Add in another tablespoon of water if frosting appears to be too thick to spread smoothly.
    10. Once cocoa is smooth, frost the remaining halves of the cookies with the chocolate.
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    Ashton

    Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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    24 Responses to “Black and Pink Cookies”

    1. Kristin posted on January 24, 2012 at 11:08 am (#)

      I, too, love the novelty of a dessert reaching a famous status. My favorite Seinfeld scene is probably the one where they spend the whole episode waiting in the bakery for the babka :)

    2. Aimee posted on January 24, 2012 at 11:08 am (#)

      Adorable!!

    3. Bridget@Flour N Friends posted on January 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm (#)

      I think I’m going to have to make these! My husband is always asking for me to make him black and white cookies and I am doing a styled valentine’s photo shoot and these would work great in there!!!

    4. The Bowen Family posted on January 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#)

      These look SO good! And I just saw your post on Bride and Groom caramel apples.. they are seriously beautiful! You are so talented! The “lace” on the dress is perfect!

    5. RebekahRose posted on January 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm (#)

      Those are beautiful and look so good!! Perfect Valentine’s Day treats. :)

    6. MrsFoxsSweets posted on January 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm (#)

      I havent watch Seinfeld in a gazillion years, dont remember the cookie. But these are so CUTE! Love them!

    7. Just Jaime posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm (#)

      YUM! These look fluffy!

    8. Karen - Trilogy Edibles posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm (#)

      looks so good! I’ll take some to go!

    9. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on January 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm (#)

      Yummy – I love them pink!

    10. Lora posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm (#)

      I love Black and Whites. I grew up eating them and I adore this version. Adorable!

    11. Lora posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm (#)

      I love Black and Whites. I grew up eating them and I adore this version. Adorable!

    12. Lora posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm (#)

      I love Black and Whites. I grew up eating them and I adore this version. Adorable!

    13. Winnie posted on January 25, 2012 at 3:17 am (#)

      I like your cookies!
      Pink is my favorite colors and these cookies are beautiful

    14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on January 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm (#)

      Yummy! These are beautiful. I’ve been dying to make black and white cookies. I like black and pink!

    15. Sherika Lovett Alston posted on January 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm (#)

      That cookie looks so good!! I’m so not a baker…but I’m going to have to try your recipe!!

    16. Dawn posted on January 26, 2012 at 1:59 am (#)

      Love these. I think I have to make them maybe in blue and brown or blue and green.

    17. Angie @ Sweet Natured Treats posted on January 26, 2012 at 9:25 am (#)

      These are so cute! I love black and white cookie, so I may have to give these a try for V-Day.

    18. The Southern Product Queen posted on January 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm (#)

      Omg… Too cute! Love the cookies, and your blog! I’m having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-s… Thanks for sharing!

    19. vintagemarigold posted on January 27, 2012 at 12:52 am (#)

      super cute idea!

    20. Debbie posted on January 27, 2012 at 1:31 am (#)

      So, so pretty! I am going to make these soon. I love your blog!!

    21. Andrew's Mom posted on January 27, 2012 at 9:08 am (#)

      Love these! Great Valentine’s idea.

    22. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm (#)

      yummy, they are adorable too!

    23. Maria posted on January 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm (#)

      Oooh these are adorable! Love the black and pink!

    24. lizy b posted on January 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm (#)

      Black and whites are one of my most favorite desserts of all time! But hearts!! These are too perfect!! Imcan’t wait to try your recipe!

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