Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies
Staff Writer

Tara Dunne

For the longest time, I might have been the only person in the tristate area completely oblivious to the beautiful oversize black-and-white cookies found in every bodega from Brooklyn to the Bronx. Have you had one? Me, I was never allowed because of my food sensitivities, of course. So when I went to the kitchen and started brainstorming ideas for iconic cookies, this was one of the first ones I tackled. Prepare to be bathed in the sweet comfort of vanilla-chocolate overload.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from BabyCakes Covers the Classics by Erin McKenna and Tara Donne, copyright © 2011. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, arrowroot, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Add the coconut oil, applesauce, agave nectar, and vanilla and stir with a rubber spatula until the batter is smooth.

Using a ¼-cup ice-cream scoop or measure, drop the dough onto the baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Using the bottom of the measuring cup, press the dough to ¹⁄³-inch thickness. Bake for 6 minutes, rotate the baking sheets, and bake for 4 minutes more. Let stand on the baking sheets for 20 minutes. Using a palette knife, spread chocolate frosting on one half of each of the -cookies. Spread vanilla frosting on the other half of each cookie and let set for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

499 kcal

Daily value:

25%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 45 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 34 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 33 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 2 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 9 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3 µg
  • Alcohol, ethyl 2 g
  • Ash 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 26 mg
  • Carotene, beta 1 µg
  • Choline, total 3 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 21 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Fluoride, F 1 µg
  • Folate, DFE 29 µg
  • Folate, food 22 µg
  • Folate, total 37 µg
  • Folic acid 15 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 22 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 29 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 94 mg
  • Phytosterols 111 mg
  • Potassium, K 112 mg
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 533 mg
  • Starch 19 g
  • Sugars, total 7 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 43 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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