How to Make Famous Black & White Cookies

A NYC tradition - this is a 24 hour cookie that is best eaten the 1st or 2nd day because of the moist texture. People that know a real, true homemade black and white cookie will love this recipe.

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How to Make Famous Black & White Cookies Recipe
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees  -  Sift flour, baking soda, and salt - set aside

Preheat oven to 350 degrees - Sift flour, baking soda, and salt - set aside

2
Mix butter until creamy

Mix butter until creamy

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3
Add sugar mix till fluffy - scrape down sides

Add sugar mix till fluffy - scrape down sides

4
Mix in egg and vanilla

Mix in egg and vanilla

5
Starting with flour mixture - alternate with buttermilk in 3 batches - dough will be sticky

Starting with flour mixture - alternate with buttermilk in 3 batches - dough will be sticky

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Use 2 standard teaspoons to spoon dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets - plus it keeps your hands clean!!!!

Use 2 standard teaspoons to spoon dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets - plus it keeps your hands clean!!!!

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Makes approximately 20 cookies a batch

Makes approximately 20 cookies a batch

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Bake until bottoms are golden brown - about 10 minutes - allow to rest on cookie sheet approximately 10 minutes before transferring to wire rack

Bake until bottoms are golden brown - about 10 minutes - allow to rest on cookie sheet approximately 10 minutes before transferring to wire rack

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Flip upside down as this is the side that will be frosted - make sure to put wax paper under wire rack, it'll save you a huge mess!!!

Flip upside down as this is the side that will be frosted - make sure to put wax paper under wire rack, it'll save you a huge mess!!!

10
Whisk powdered sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extract and water

Whisk powdered sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extract and water

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Frosting should be slightly thicker than honey

Frosting should be slightly thicker than honey

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Frost 1/2 of cookie with white frosting - return remaining frosting to mixer

Frost 1/2 of cookie with white frosting - return remaining frosting to mixer

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Add cocoa powder and mix - may need to add additional water and powdered sugar to get consistency to a bit thicker then honey

Add cocoa powder and mix - may need to add additional water and powdered sugar to get consistency to a bit thicker then honey

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Add food coloring

Add food coloring

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Mix in with frosting

Mix in with frosting

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This should be the color of the frosting

This should be the color of the frosting

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Frost other side of cookie and allow to set 30 minutes

Frost other side of cookie and allow to set 30 minutes

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Enjoy!!!!

Enjoy!!!!

Ingredients

Cups Flour 
½ Teaspoons Baking soda 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter softened 
½ Cups Sugar 
1 Egg 
½ Teaspoons Vanilla 
Cups Buttermilk 
Frosting  
2 Cups Powdered sugar sugar 
Teaspoons Fresh lemon juice 
¼ Teaspoons Vanilla 
1 Tablespoon Light corn syrup 
1 Teaspoon Light corn syrup 
1 Tablespoon Cocoa powder 
1 Tablespoon Water 
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