I've never been to New York. However, every time I see someone on T.V. in New York eating a Black & White cookie it reminds me a.) how I want to go to New York and b.) how when I go I want to get one of those cookies.
Well, instead of waiting for excess time or fortunes to allow me to jetset, I decided to try my hand at baking this New York staple. And while I can't say how authentic my version is, I think the cookies turned out pretty darn good.
Here's the recipe.
For the cookie:
1 1/4 Cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 Cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- In your measuring cup, stir together buttermilk and vanilla. Note: make sure to always shake your buttermilk before using.
- Cream together butter & sugar until pale and fluffy- approx. 3 minutes. Add the egg, mix until just combined.
- Alternate additions of the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
- Using an ice cream scoop, dollop out 1/4 cups of batter onto a buttered cookie sheet, make sure the cookies have lots of space- approx. 3 inches.
- Using a wet spoon, flatten out your cookies to about 1/2" thick or so.
- Bake until edges are golden-brown and tops spring back when touched, about 13-15 minutes.
- Let cookies cool while you make the icing.
For the icings:
1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1/4 Cup whipping cream + 1/2 Tbsp., divided use
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 oz. chocolate of your liking, chopped
water, as needed
- Sift powdered sugar into a large bowl.
- Microwave 1/4 Cup cream and butter on high for 1 minute, stir until butter is melted.
- Add butter mixture and vanilla to powdered sugar, stir to combine. Add water as needed, and beat until it is a nice consistency.
- Microwave chocolate and 1/2 Tbsp. cream on high for 1 minute.
- Add half of the white icing to the chocolate mixture, mix until combined.
- Frost cookies half white first, then half chocolate.
- Put the cookies in the refrigerator to harden.
Now all that's left is to decide which side to bite into first! Or, if you're like me you'll just make your first bite right down the middle because you're just too indecisive.
Happy (belated) September everyone!