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Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


For the cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound butter 2 sticks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the frosting

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate melted


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon extracts and mix until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking power and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet in batches stirring well.
  • Drop soup spoonfuls (or medium-sized ice cream/cookie scoop) of dough 2 inches apart on butter baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375 degrees until edges begin to brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • To make frosting, put confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Stir in enough water to make the mixture thick and spreadable. Remove half the frosting to another bowl. Add melted chocolate and still till smooth. Frost half the cookies with chocolate frosting and the other half with white frosting.


If you don't have or can't find cake flour, you can make it yourself. Check out Sally's Baking Addiction.