Black-and-White Cake Cookies

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Yield:

2 dozen cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 106
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 2 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 21.4 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Calcium 14 mg

Ingredients

Cookies:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup applesauce
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
Frosting:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

To prepare cookies, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place applesauce in a fine sieve; let stand 15 minutes.

Combine drained applesauce, granulated sugar, and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Beat in vanilla and egg whites. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until blended.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until set (not browned). Cool on pans 2 minutes or until firm. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

To prepare frosting, combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and almond extract in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk until smooth. Working with 1 cookie at a time, hold cookie over bowl and spread about 1 teaspoon white frosting over half of cookie (scrape excess frosting from edges). Let stand 10 minutes or until frosting is set.

Combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar and cocoa in a bowl. Gradually add 2 tablespoons milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Working with 1 cookie at a time, hold cookie over bowl and spread about 1 teaspoon chocolate frosting over other half of cookie (scrape excess frosting from edges). Let stand 10 minutes or until frosting is set.

Note:

September 2002