Black and White Cookies

What Are Black and White Cookies?

Soft, cake-like vanilla cookies are topped with both chocolate and vanilla icing to make a wonderfully elegant, utterly delicious treat!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Mix Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Then cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.

Add the Egg

Then, mix in the egg.


Mix half of the dry ingredients into the batter followed by the milk and then the remaining dry ingredients.

Shape the Cookies

Scoop 4 tablespoons of batter for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets and shape the bottoms a bit.


Bake for 13-15 minutes. Then allow to cool completely.

Make the Icing

Combine powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and vanilla extract. Transfer some icing to a separate bowl, whisking in cocoa powder and water.

Add White Icing

Spread the vanilla icing onto one half of each cookie (on the flat side) and allow it to set for 20-30 minutes.

Add Black Icing

Spread the chocolate icing over the other half and allow the icing to set completely.


Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature.

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