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Black and White Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

Consume a bit of history when you bite into these delicious Black and White Cookies. A basic vanilla cookie base is topped with a delicious vanilla and chocolate icing. Easy, quick, and a classic cookie everyone knows and loves.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deli cookies, new york cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Jackie
  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or more as required
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  1. For the cookies
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking tray with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl sift the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In another bowl cream the butter and sugar together till it becomes light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and egg and mix well.
  5. Next add the flour and buttermilk alternatively in three batches and keep scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure everything mixes well.
  6. Using a lightly greased spoon, drop a dollop of the batter onto the parchment paper and level out the top surface of each cookie with the back of the spoon
  7. Bake them for 13-15 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before icing.
  8. For the icing

  9. Add the powdered sugar and milk to a small bowl and mix well until smooth.
  10. Take half of the icing in a separate bowl and mix the cocoa powder in it till it's smooth.
  11. Spread the icing on the back of the cookie with a butter knife, by making a line in the center to separate out both the icing. Spread both the icing evenly on both sides and let it set completely before serving.