OH. YES. MA'AM! These are probably the best cookies I have ever had, or made. YUM! One hundred percent homemade everything.
Well, I didn't grind the flour or anything like that, but I think you know what I mean.
If you have never heard of these, let me 'splain. They are a cake-like thick cookie spread abundantly with homemade vanilla and chocolate frostings. Hence the black and white label. And they are scrumptious! You can also frost with all chocolate if you like, or all vanilla. But it kinda takes away from the whole black and white thing.
These are also sometimes referred to as half moon cookies because they dome up when they bake. When they are cool you flip them over and frost what was the "bottom" of the cookie. Make sense? Good!
We made a meal recently for the workers down at the new church building, and these are what the princesses and I decided they needed for dessert. Those guys really sweat there, you know. Of course they need the sustenance only refined sugar and real butter can provide!
I will now share with you the recipe. Use it and make memories. :0)
Half Moon Cookie Part:
In a small pot combine 1/3C chocolate chips, and 1/2 C water. Melt together. Remove from heat and add 1/2 C butter (or margarine). Transfer to bowl and stir in 1C sugar. Add 1/3 C milk, 1tsp vanilla, and 1 egg. Beat well. Add 1C flour and 1tsp baking soda. Mix. Gradually add flour until thick.*
*I add flour until the dough keeps shape when scooped onto cookie sheet. Approx. 4C
*Edited to Add: Bake at 350 for 10-15 min. (check if springy- they're done)
White Frosting (Yield: 4C frosting)
Beat together 1/2C Butter, 1/2C Crisco, 1 1/2tsp vanilla, 5 1/2C Confectioner's sugar, and 1/4C water for at least five minutes. The frosting will be thick!
Chocolate Frosting (Yield: Unknown)
Melt over low heat 1C Chocolate chips, 1/2C milk, and 1C Butter. In a medium bowl (one that fits in your fridge easily) mix melted chocolate with 2 1/2C confectioner's sugar. Place in fridge and stir every ten minutes until thick*
*I actually had to add like two more cups of confectioner's sugar the next day because it just wasn't setting up. But it will turn out creamy and yummy!
Get the kids' aprons out and make it a family thing. There is lots of stirring and measuring with this recipe, and a great one for the kids to help out. Also lots of frosting mixers to lick. Enjoy!