Black and White Cookies Recipe

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These Black and White Cookies are amazing and easy to make. This yummy dessert is perfect for anything.


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

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 cup, set aside.

4. Whisk together butter and sugar in a stand mixer Add the 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 the same consistency as white icing.

8. Turn cookies flat sides up, then spread white icing over half of each and chocolate over another half.

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16 thoughts on “Black and White Cookies Recipe”

  1. I want to make these! I first heard of them on Seinfeld (we love it too!) and I wondered how they were. Sounds like a great treat to make. I’m pinning this!

  2. These look delicious! I used to love these as a kid. I of course, would always eat the chocolate side first. I haven’t had one in years. They don’t make them where I currently live in CA. Maybe it is just a NY thing?
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  3. Seinfeld lover here! And, probable lover of the black and white cookie if I ever got the chance to eat one. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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