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homemade black and white cookies on a cooling rack with frosting on top

Bakery Style Black And White Cookies

Posted by: Ari Laing

Bakery style black and white cookies! They're soft, chewy, airy, and only slightly sweet. The flavor really comes through from the frosting. They're essentially cake in the form of a cookie and will remind you of childhood!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
homemade black and white cookies on a cooling rack with frosting on top
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5 from 3 votes

Bakery Style Black and White Cookies

Bakery style black and white cookies! They're soft, chewy, airy, and only slightly sweet. The flavor really comes through from the frosting. They're essentially cake in the form of a cookie and will remind you of childhood!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American / Jewish
Keyword: bakery-style cookies, black and white cookies, cookies, jewish bakery
Servings: 28 cookies
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 ½ cups white pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp Kosher salt
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • cup buttermilk very cold

For the frosting

  • 3 ½ cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and place racks on the upper third and lower third of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, sift together 1 ½ cups white pastry (or all-purpose) flour, 1 cup whole wheat pastry (or whole wheat) flour, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, and ¾ tsp Kosher salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the sugar. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together 12 Tbsp room temperature butter and 1 ¼ cups sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 eggs, one at a time, making sure they are completely mixed in.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients and buttermilk. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then with the mixer on low, alternate between adding dry ingredients and the ⅔ cup buttermilk, until both are gone, ending with the dry ingredients. The dough will be sticky.
  • Scoop black and white cookies. Use a ¼ cup cookie scoop to transfer dough to prepared baking sheets, leaving at least 2" between cookies. You should be able to fit about 6 cookies per standard ¼ sheet tray.
  • Bake the cookies. Bake for 9 minutes, rotate the pans, then bake an additional 8 minutes. Do not over bake. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  • Make the frosting. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 ½ cups confectioner's sugar, 3 Tbsp cream, 3 Tbsp milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract . Transfer half of the frosting to another bowl and whisk in ½ cup cocoa powder. If either frosting is too thick (it needs to be easily spreadable) add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until fully incorporated, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Frost the cookies. Use a small rubber or offset spatula to spread white frosting on one half of each cookie. These need to set for about 15-20 minutes. Carefully spread chocolate frosting on the opposite side, being careful not to overlap. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Store cookies in an airtight container to retain freshness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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