For Cookies :
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/3 cup buttermilk (well-shaken)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 large egg
For Icing :
- 1 1/2 cup of icing sugar
- 1 tbsp of corn syrup
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp Water as needed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
Black and white cookies, also known as Amerikaner in the German language, are one of the most favourite and popular cookies in the city of New York. The cookies are prepared with a basic cookie recipe and frosted on one half with vanilla icing and on the other half with chocolate icing.
The cookies are easy to bake and makes for a delicious and visually pleasing dessert loved by children and adults alike.
Each cookie has more than 300 calories and has high sugar content from the icing. That is why experts advise to not consume these cookies in large quantities frequently.
How to Make Black and White Cookies
The origin of black and white cookies can be traced back to 1902. The invention of the cookies is credited to Bavarian immigrants who set up the Glaser’s Bake Shop in the New York City.