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Paleo Black and White Cookies

Paleo Black and White Cookies
Oh man, these are just the best. If you have The New Yiddish Kitchen [1], you know just how yum they are. If you don’t, then you’ve been missing out. Luckily, Zenbelly [2] and I decided that in honor of today’s Solar Eclipse, we’d post this little diddy to celebrate. I mean I don’t know if you actually celebrate an eclipse but I feel like if we can, we SHOULD!
If you’ve not had a Black and White cookie before, this is just like the ones served in New York Jewish delis. It has a soft cake-like texture and is frosted in perfect proportions of chocolate and vanilla. And in true Black and White cookie fashion, they are scrumptious, especially after a steaming bowl of matzo ball soup or a Reuben sammy. Dang, now I want a Reuben.
Anyway, if you wore proper eye wear and can still read this recipe, this is one to make today! We are all about cookies and eclipses and figure this is just too perfect not to pair! I’m not sure if there’s a National Black and White Cookie Day but maybe we should start one on the anniversary of the eclipse every year. Sound good? Perfect.

Paleo Black and White Cookies

Paleo Black and White Cookies

Preparation 00:10
Cook Time 00:10
Total Time 0:20
Serves 4-6     adjust servings [3]


Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon 100% vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup maple or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (for the black icing)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted or softened coconut butter (for the white icing)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut cream (for the white icing)
  • 1 teaspoon light colored honey (for the white icing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon 100% vanilla extract (for the white icing)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the almond flour, eggs, vanilla, maple sugar, tapioca starch, baking soda and salt.

Divide the dough into 6 portions and on the prepared baking sheet atten each one into a disc about 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) think.

Press the ball until it attens into a thinner disc, around 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) thick. These have a cake-like texture, so if you prefer thinner, you can flatten them more, but the texture may change. Bake the cookies for 10–12 minutes, watching so they do not burn. While the cookies are baking, make your two icings.

To make the chocolate icing, melt the chocolate chips, which can be done with a double boiler method. To do this, bring 2 cups (450 ml) of water to a boil over high heat in a small saucepan. Place your chocolate chips in a stainless steel mixing bowl and situate it over the boiling water. Stir the chocolate until it is melted and remove from heat.

To make the vanilla icing, you can use the same method to melt the coconut oil and then add in the remaining vanilla icing ingredients.

Set aside and allow it to cool until it thickens and begins to turn opaque again. Once the cookies have cooled entirely, spread your two icings evenly, each covering half a cookie.

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