These gluten-free and dairy-free black and white cookies taste just like I remember!
Friends, I grew up eating Black and White cookies. They are a staple bakery cookie in New York City, and I couldn't get enough! Recently I was thinking about ways to make some of my favorite bakery treats, but without having to reinvent the wheel, and to make them dairy-free, too.
Enter my favorite cookie dough - Sweet Loren's!Sweet Loren's is my favorite cookie dough for easy, ready-to-bake cookies that are gluten-free and dairy-free. My favorites are their dark chocolate cookies, which are the perfect choice for making your own gluten-free and dairy-free ice cream sandwiches. Even Dylan is addicted to them, and he doesn't have to eat gluten-free.
With Sweet Loren's sugar cookies, I added my own frosting to recreate a childhood favorite - gluten-free and dairy-free black and white cookies! This sweet treat is such a special dessert to me, and I'm thrilled that I can have them once more. All you'll need to make these are sugar cookie dough (gluten-free, of course), and the icing. The baking process is quick for the cookies, but the icing and actually frosting the cookies takes the most amount of time. Make sure you give them adequate rest in the refrigerator/freezer to let the icing set!
Here's the recipe for these amazing cookies!
Please be aware, if you have celiac disease but cannot digest oats, this recipe will not be good for you. Sweet Loren's cookies contain certified gluten-free oat flour. I would suggest using your own favorite sugar cookie dough instead, or another plain cookie you love.
Gluten-Free Black and White Cookie Recipe
- 2 packages of Sweet Loren's Sugar Cookies
- 5 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 9 tablespoon oat milk, divided (or another dairy-free milk of your choice)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
Prepare the sugar cookies according to package directions, then let cool.
In a medium-sized bowl, sift the confectioner's sugar, then add the salt, honey, and 8 tablespoon milk, and whisk to combine. The frosting will be thick! When everything is incorporated, pour half of the frosting into a separate bowl, so you have 2 bowls of frosting.
Into one of the bowls of frosting, whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon milk and 2 tablespoon cocoa powder until incorporated. Set aside the two bowls of frosting - one chocolate, one vanilla.
Line 2 baking sheets or trays with silicone mats or wax paper. To make sure the cookies have an even, straight line down the middle when frosting, cut a piece of wax paper and place it across half of the cookie. Frost half of the cookie using the white frosting, and it's okay to get messy! If the frosting goes over the wax paper, no problem. Once you have frosted the cookies with the white frosting on one half, place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and remove the wax paper, carefully. The frosting should have solidified, leaving you with a nice straight line and a spot for your chocolate frosting. Frost the second half of the cookies with the chocolate frosting and return to the refrigerator once more to set for 30 minutes.
When the frosting has set, the cookies are ready to eat! I would suggest removing them from the refrigerator and letting them come to room temperature for a few minutes. Cookies should be kept cold so the frosting does not melt and will keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Enjoy!
*Sweet Loren's cookies contain certified gluten-free oat flour. If you are oat intolerant, I would suggest making your own sugar cookies or using another gluten-free plain sugar cookie.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 107mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 0gSugar 48gProtein 0g
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Have you ever tried a NYC black and white cookie?
What is your favorite treat from your childhood?
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