Sunday, January 4, 2009

Black and White Cookies

This was Day 11 of the Food Network Cookie recipes. I always see these cookies at bakeries and wanted to try making them. I never found a good recipe to use until now. These cookies look amazing and taste even better. I think of them more as a cross between a cookie and a cake since they have that lighter texture. No matter what the name though, you must try these!

The cookie:
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly add and combine the yeast mixture, and the extracts.

In a separate bowl whisk together the cake flour, all-purpose flour and salt and gradually
add them to your mixture. Caution: Do not over mix, but make sure to keep your mixture

Prepare a cookie sheet with pan spray and drop spoonfuls of dough 3 to 4 inches apart.
Bake until the edges begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool to room temperature before decorating.

The Black and the White:
  • 1 lb good dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

  • 1 lb good white chocolate, chopped

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Place chocolate into 2 separate bowls, 1 for dark and 1 for white. Slowly boil the cream in 2 separate pots. Pour 1 pot cream over the dark and 1 pot over the white and let chocolate melt. Whisk each until smooth.

While the ganache is slightly warm, dip one half of the cookie in one of the chocolate mixtures and the other half in the other chocolate mixture. Place the cookies on wax paper and let cool until the chocolate cools. You will get a little messy, so I have to apologize for the yummy chocolate that ends up on your fingers :)

Original recipe courtesy of Food Network

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