Black and White Cookies

When I think of Black and White Cookies I immediately think of New York City!! So it was only natural that I make some Black and Whites this past week to prepare myself for my trip to New York tomorrow! Wooohooo! That’s right, in less than 24 hours I will be jetting across the country to NYC for a little family time, delicious food and the US Open and I am so excited.

I can’t wait to explore all of New York’s little hidden gems and hit some of the most fabulous restaurants and eat some delicious NY style pizza… and of course, no trip to NYC would be complete without a few black and white cookies! (If you have any MUST visit NYC eateries… be sure to leave the name in the comments section so I can be sure to sample whatever it is!) These are some of my favorite cookies but the funny thing is… they really aren’t cookies. The cookies are made with a cake-y kind of batter but formed into large cookies. Nevertheless, they are amazing, they rock my world, and I am so excited to eat the reals things in just a few short hours!

Black and White Cookies



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixer bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until smooth, slowly add the milk until combined, followed by the melted butter, vanilla and lemon extract. In 3 batches, add the flour mixture into the bowl. Once combined, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to chill the dough.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet drop 2 inch scoops of the batter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges are just slightly golden.
  • To make the white toppings: In a bowl, combine powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons hot water, and corn syrup. Whisk until smooth. Use this mixture to ice 1/2 of the cookie and then let the icing cool and set.
  • To make the chocolate toppings: Add melted chocolate to remaining white icing and whisk until smooth. If its too thick, add another tbsp of corn syrup to thin. Ice the other 1/2 of the cookie and let the icing set again before eating.

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  1. Melissa

    I love NYC, too!!! I recommend Pommes Frites for delish belgian style fries! And I’ll admit that I’m obsessed with food trucks….see if you can find the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Or any taco truck…I love street tacos πŸ™‚

    • Gaby

      omg YES!! I have to find the best food trucks ever! And those fries sound delish!

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  3. Deliciously Organic

    Since I just came back from a food tour through NYC here are my suggestions: Doughnut plant – creme brulee doughnut (they sell out early), Motorino – Colatura di Alici pizza, recommended by Rachel Ray and Batali, Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles – a hole-in-the-wall but the BEST noodles ever!, Levian Bakery – chocolate broiche (I was speechless), EAT – grilled cheese, Stanton Social, where all of the food network staff like to go. The onion soup dumplings were amazing – need a reservation, and Artisinal – fondue. Have a wonderful time! Can’t wait to hear about it!

    • Gaby

      omg you are amazing!!! thank you! I can’t wait to hit up all the fabulous places!!

  4. Monika

    I love these cookies! (cakes?) Who knew? Not me, but I am happy to be in the know now!

  5. The Food Hunter

    Have a great time in NY. The food possibilities are endless!

    • Gaby

      I know! I don’t know how I am possibly going to get to everything I want in 1 week!! eek!

  6. Kristy

    I’ve made those same cookies, yours look so much better! lol πŸ™‚

  7. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Cake-cookie, cookie-cake. It’s all good in my book girl. And yes, these are so very NY! Have a great trip!

  8. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Hope you are having, or had, a great time in NYC! It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and these cookies are just the way to celebrate!

  9. Louise Mellor

    How did I end up on this blog? hmmm don’t know but glad I did. You have a lovely site and I had to laugh at the list of things you had on your “about” section. I too have a salt addiction and live in denial by drinking water… i may be flattering myself but I think we have a similar style of cooking and photographing, not to mention I’m a personal chef. Anyway Chef, nice to meet you.
    ~Chef Louise

  10. Stephanie @ Per l’Amore del Cibo

    I <3 NY! πŸ™‚

    Black and White's are the best, aren't they? Nothing I can get here in NM will ever be the same, but it's worth it to try! Hope you're having fun on your trip!

  11. anya

    I love these cookies! I actually just had 2 yesterday! Delicious…now I will have to try to make them instead of buy them! Ill let you know how that goes…

  12. Cookin’ Canuck

    When my husband and I lived in NY, we ate these all the time. You brought back some good memories. I hope you are enjoying your trip!

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