Black & White Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Use sugar cookie mix as a quick-and-easy way to get to the classic New York cake-like cookie with distinctive half-moons of chocolate and vanilla frosting.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookie

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup buttermilk
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
eggs

Icing

3
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/3
cup dark chocolate chips (2 oz)
1
tablespoon whipping cream

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie ingredients until batter-like dough forms.
  • 2 With medium cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon, scoop dough 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
  • 4 Place powdered sugar in large bowl; set aside. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup cream and 2 tablespoons butter on High about 1 minute; stir until butter is melted. Add butter mixture and vanilla to powdered sugar; stir until mixture is smooth.
  • 5 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon cream on High 1 minute; or until melted. Stir half of vanilla icing into melted chocolate mixture until smooth and well blended. If necessary, add additional cream to thin both vanilla and chocolate icing.
  • 6 For each cookie, turn cookie flat side up; spread chocolate icing in thin layer on half of cookie. Spread other half with white icing. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

Use a #67 or medium-sized spring-loaded ice cream scoop to make quick work of dropping the cookie dough. Using a scoop also ensures cookies will be the same size and will bake the same length of time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.