Well, the Bake Sale Series is finally over! It was fun while it lasted, but I’m excited to be settled into a new kitchen and baking again :) I’ve got all sorts of yummy things up my sleeve so I’m super excited to jump back into some active dessert blogging again!!
Do ya’ll watch Seinfeld? Sure you do, it’s Seinfeld, right?! My husband and I always joke around that Seinfeld’s going to be on Nick at Night or something when our kids are older, and they’ll look at the show and shake their heads and think, “oh, mom and dad are so weird, this show is so lame.” My fingers are crossed that FRIENDS and Seinfeld will somehow cross over respectably into elderly stages of TV Sitcom life.
Anyway, there’s that episode of Seinfeld with Zabar’s Black and White cookie, and it always makes me want one. I’m not going to New York anytime soon, which is apparently where you need to go to try one of these cookies. So I turned to my old friend, Google, and found a recipe. I LOVED these cookies! They’re cake like and yummy, and the frosting is amazing. And they’re not hard at all to make– here’s the recipe. Look to the cookie!!
Black and White Cookies
Recipe adapted from: Fodor’s and Gourmet Mag
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 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
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. Spoon 1/4 cups of batter about 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet. 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. Transfer half of icing to another bowl and whisk in cocoa, adding water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to thin to same consistency as white icing.
8. Turn cookies flat sides up, then spread white icing over half of each and chocolate over other half.