Saturday, January 17, 2009

NYC Black and White Cookies

As I sit typing this recipe, I am licking the yummy chocolate off my hands and trying not to get crumbs in the keyboard - these sure are yummy - taste EXACTLY like the ones from NYC!

1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. lemon extract
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 375.  Butter baking sheets.  In a mixer combine the sugar and butter until fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time.  Then add the milk and extracts and mix until smooth.  In another bowl, combine the flours, baking powder and salt.  Add the dry to the wet in batches stirring well.  Using a soup spoon, drop spoonfuls of the dough on the prepared baking sheets. (The dough will seem similar to a thick cake of muffin batter.)  Bake for 20 minutes.

To make the frosting.....
Place 4 cups powdered sugar in a bowl.  Gradually add 1/3 to 1/2 cup boiling water until the icing is thick but spreadable.  Remove half of the frosting to the top half of a double boiler set over simmering water and add 1 ounce of bittersweet or dark chocolate.  Stir until melted. Frost half the cookie white and half the cookie chocolate.

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