Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies are an elegant alternative to sparklingly sweet sugar soft sprinkled biscuits. I like to make my Black and White Cookies using only dark chocolate. I find using white chocolate can make these cookies a little too sweet. Using just dark choclate I think makes the perfect balance.

Black and White Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Prep time: 70 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Serves: 24 Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups of Shortening or butter (I like to use Stork)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 5 cups of flour in the mixture, plus set aside 1/2 cup for rolling out the dough later
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Cups of Dark Chocolate Chunks
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter. I soften (but not melt!) it first in the microwave before I put it in the mixing bowl. Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. It will be gooey. I appreciate that most cookie dough pulls away from the mixer side and this one doesn’t. But trust me, it’s okay and will turn out fantastic.
  4. Place a piece of parchment on your counter and tip the mixture onto the parchment. Wrap it up tightly and store in the fridge for an hour.
  5. After an hour, take it out and add a generous heap (1/3 cup or so) of flour and knead the dough together until it’s pliable like playdough. If it’s still sticky, keep adding flour until it feels ready to roll.
  6. Roll it out about 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Bake it for about ten minutes. I prefer them to be undercooked and ‘bendable’ rather than jaw breakers!
  8. While they bake, break up your chocolate into chunks and place in a deep, microwavavble bowl. Place in the microwave on medium for 4 minutes, stir with a wooden spoon every minute.
  9. When your cookies are ready, allow them to cool before you dip half of each cookie in the chocolate.
  10. Allow each half-coated cookie too cool slightly on a wire wire. Eat straight away or place in your fridge until later!

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