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Zabar's Black And White Cookies

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 24 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 3/4 cups 346g / 12ozSugar
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozButter
4   Eggs
1 cup 237mlMilk
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlVanilla
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlLemon extract
2 1/2 cups 156g / 5.5ozCake flour
2 1/2 cups 156g / 5.5ozAll-purpose flour
1 teaspoon 5mlBaking powder
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
4 cups 792g / 27ozConfectioners' sugar
1/3 cup 78mlBoiling water - to 1/2 cup)
1 oz 28gBittersweet chocolate

Recipe Instructions

In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon extract and mix until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder and salt.

Add dry ingredients to the wet in batches, stirring well. Drop soupspoonful of dough 2 inches apart on buttered 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 the top half of a double boiler over simmering water. Add chocolate and warm the mixture until chocolate is melted and the frosting is smooth. Remove from heat. With brush, coat half the cookie with chocolate frosting and the other half with white frosting.

This recipe yields 2 dozen large cookies.

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