I made this for a party and someone told me that it was the best black and white cookie she's ever had. She and a friend go into NYC and try black and white cookies from different bakeries. I substituted lemon extract for the almond - it's a great complement to the chocolate side.
Black-and-White Cake Cookies
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 106
- Calories from fat: 17%
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated fat: 1.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
- Protein: 1.3g
- Carbohydrate: 21.4g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Iron: 0.4mg
- Sodium: 100mg
- Calcium: 14mg
- 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
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 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.
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