Black and White Cookies

I have seen these cookies in bakeries before and have always thought they looked very fancy. I love to make decorated sugar cookies but often times they end up looking cute or whimsical. These black and white cookies look much “classier” to me. Could it be because they remind me of tuxedos? Maybe. Although they looked fancy, they were missing the sprinkles. I would always choose the gaudiest cookie with the most frosting and sprinkles. This same scenario plays itself out in many other aspects of my life. Do I choose the simple yet classic nail polish or do I choose the brightest glitteriest nail polish I can find? You guessed it; I always choose the glittery one. Same with jewelry, clothes, and shoes. What can I say, I like gaudy stuff. Except, the one fact I was overlooking was that the black in these black and white cookies is actually chocolate. Sugar cookies with chocolate frosting? Yes, please.

Usually I only feel like make cookies around Christmas time. But this summer I have been a cookie-making machine. Maybe I am wishing for cold weather? I don’t know what it is, but I have definitely made my share of cookies in the past few weeks. People at my office have definitely benefited from my cookie-making frenzy. I really enjoyed these cookies. They are almost cake like in texture and the lemon extract really give them a fresh flavor. I just love the flavor of lemon in cookies. These would be a great choice for Christmas or any other time of year!

Here is what you’ll need

Cream the butter and add the sugar

Add the eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract

Alternate adding the flour and the milk

Add the flour in 4 batches and the milk in 3

Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet and spread out evenly

Bring the corn syrup and the water to a boil

Melt the chocolate

Add the confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla to the corn syrup

Transfer half of the glaze to the melted chocolate and mix

Glaze half of each cookie with the white glaze

Glaze the other half with the chocolate

Aren’t I so fancy?