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Black and White Cookies with Orange Marmalade
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
46 mins
This is a New York classic with an orange twist!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 15 Cookies
Author: Cristina
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour , (or To create your cake flour: measure and pour 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour into a bowl, then remove 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour. Replace with 2 1/2 tbsps of corn starch)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk (or 2/3 cup milk + 2/3 tbsp vinegar - let sit for 5 mins before using)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ~ 1 cup orange marmalade
Vanilla Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp HOT water
Chocolate Glaze
  • 4 oz . semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Mix your cake flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice, softened butter and eggs, stirring vigorously until pale and light.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a cup at a time, mixing between each cup until completely smooth
  5. Using a spoon, drop the batter onto a greased pan. Try to make the cookies as round as you can, about the size of your fist.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden brown and springy. LET COOL.
  7. Flip the cookies over so that the flat bottom is now the perfectly smooth top for our glaze. Spread marmalade over the new top of each cookie to desired thickness. The more 'bits' you have, the more orangey the cookies will taste.
  8. In a bowl, whisk powdered sugar, corn syrup and vanilla with hot water until smooth. Drip over 1/2 of each of the cool cookies.
  9. In another bowl, melt chocolate and butter using the microwave (10-20 seconds, stir, 1--20 seconds, stir, etc.) for 1 minute. Add corn syrup and mix until smooth. Drip over the other 1/2 of each cookie.
  10. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to set.