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Black-White Christmas Cookies
Serves Approximately 3 dozen cookies
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Courtesy of Adapted by Amrita Rawat from a recipe originally published on tasteofhome.com | Photo by Amrita Rawat
December 2011

This recipe was originally published in Baked, a regular column on SauceMagazine.com.3 cups powdered sugar, plus additional as needed 2 Tbsp. corn syrup 2 Tbsp. hot water 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
Black-White Christmas Cookies

INGREDIENTS

Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Ό tsp. baking soda
Ό cup butter
½ cup plus 3 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Ό tsp. ground cinnamon
Ό tsp. nutmeg
Ό cup buttermilk
Chocolate icing (recipe follows)
Vanilla icing (recipe follows)

Chocolate Icing

½ cup dark chocolate (preferably in chip form)
4 Tbsp. hot water
2 cups powdered sugar, plus additional as needed
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
½ tsp. espresso powder

Vanilla Icing

3 cups powdered sugar, plus additional as needed
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 tsp. clear vanilla extract

PREPARATION

Cookies

• Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
• Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
• In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
• In a separate larger bowl, cream the butter and sugar using an electric mixer.
• Add the egg, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
• Alternate gradually adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk into the batter until well combined.
• Load the batter into a piping bag with a round tip and pipe out small circles on the sheet, about ½-inch apart (or use a tablespoon to drop the batter onto the sheet).
• Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden on the edges.
• Let cool.
• Frost half the cookies with vanilla icing and the other half with chocolate frosting. Allow time to set and dry completely before storing or stacking.

Chocolate Icing

• Put the chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the hot water over them, stirring until combined.
• Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.
• Add more powdered sugar if necessary to achieve a spreadable consistency. (Start with small quantities of sugar and work your way up according to consistency and flavor.)

Vanilla Icing

• Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
• Add more powdered sugar if necessary to achieve a spreadable consistency. (Start with small quantities of sugar and work your way up according to consistency and flavor.)

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