Black and White Week: The Black and White Cookie
Well, it wouldn’t be “Black and White Week” if I didn’t at least try to make a batch of black and white cookies. Even writing about black and white cookies reminds me of the Seinfeld episode, and the fact that whenever I see a black and white cookie, I just want to eat it.
And now I can…
I used the basic recipe from Scrumptious Sour Cream Sugar Cookies and just added a sprinkling of ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients. See the original post for the instructions.
Then I made black and white icings to frost the cookies. The white icing was a basic cookie glaze made by mixing powdered sugar with a bit of milk and a dash of vanilla. Yum!
The black icing was chocolate-based. I used about 1 cup of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. The ratio was 3/4 milk chocolate, 1/4 semi-sweet chocolate. You could use whatever you like.
I melted the chips gently until the chocolate was smooth and shiny. Then I added a bit of powdered sugar and a splash of milk. I stirred the mixture to form the chocolate frosting.
To turn the frosting black, I added red, green, and blue food coloring and stirred away. The result was pretty close to black, and honestly, it was good enough for me. I did try using black food coloring first, but I found that it didn’t change the color of the chocolate.
Here are the measurements:
♦ Red Food Coloring: 15 drops (in 3 batches of 5)
♦ Green Food Coloring: 15 drops (in 3 batches of 5)
♦ Blue Food Coloring: 20 drops (in 3 batches of 5, plus 5 additional drops at the end)
I had a lot of fun making these black and white cookies and I think they taste great, but they could definitely be prettier. I even tried using a plastic bag to pipe on the icings, but it seemed to be a messy, imperfect process. Maybe I need a steadier hand!
Mon mari joked that if my cookies are any indication of racial harmony, then the world is in trouble! But they do taste delicious!
I hope you’ve enjoyed “Black and White Week” at Ma Petite Maison Verte! I have so many fun things planned for the month of October!!