As soon as I saw this cookie recipe, I thought of my friend Jessica who helped to throw me a wonderful baby shower!
I remember hearing Jess talk about how much she loved these cookies and I realized that I have never tried them myself!
What a wonderful shower! Little Lerner is a loved little boy already! <3
Anyway, back to these amazing cookies that I found on Vivian’s site “Let’s Try These”. When I saw these cookies for the Secret Recipe Club, I thought I would make them for Jess as a Thank You for helping to throw my baby shower!
Here’s what went down via text message when I told her:
Haha! so funny!
Black and White Cookies
Adapted from Let’s Try These…
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup hot water
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ounce bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
2. In large mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix until fluffy. Next add the eggs, milk and vanilla and lemon extracts and mix until smooth. It will be very liquid-y, but don’t worry – you’re going to add a lot of flour!
1. Place the confectioners sugar in a large bowl. Gradually Stir in the hot water (it is best to pour in a bit at a time so that you can keep track of its consistency easier)
2. Add corn syrup and vanilla extract, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick, smooth, and of spreading consistency. Add more sugar or water if necessary to get the right consistency.