Hi friends! Since Alissa just got back from New York City I thought it would be fun to share this ’Big Apple’ staple! You can find these cookies everywhere in the city and I love them because they remind me of my grandmother. She used to buy them from a street cart when they cost .25 cents!
Follow the steps and you will soon experience the sweet city life within your own kitchen….
Trust me, they are fabulously simple to make and seriously so good!
Thank you Alissa for having me today!
What You Need
`5 cups cake flour
(cake flour is a must. it is super fine and gives the cookies a cake like texture)
`1 tsp baking powder
`2 sticks butter (salted is fine, whatever you have)
`4 large eggs
`1 cup whole milk
`1 tsp pure vanilla beans
(I like to use real vanilla beans for a specific flavor and texture. Though vanilla extract is fine)
`sift together the flour, baking powder and vanilla beans
`cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy
`beat in the eggs one at a time
`slowly add the dry ingredients until batter has formed
`drop tbs portions of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
`bake for about 15-20 min (or until the edges of cookies are light brown)
`let the cookies cool completely
For the icing….
To make the cookies black and white I use milk/white chocolate. The traditional way is to mix powdered sugar with water for one side. Then mix the chocolate and powdered sugar for the other side.
`4 cups powdered sugar
`1/2 cup water
`1/2 melted milk chocolate
However, I like using melted milk chocolate and white chocolate for both sides. I love the texture the chocolate gives and sorry but my weakness is white chocolate.
`Just melt 1/2 of both white and milk chocolate chips. You can do so in the microwave. Heating for 1 minute at a time until the chocolate is glossy and smooth.
`Then just use a small spatula or spoon and smear on the chocolate sides.
You can try them either way…both are delicious.