Since its founding, New York City has cultivated a well-earned reputation as one of the culinary capitals of America. With its unique blend of different cultures, this great city celebrates many classics: brick oven pizza, chewy bagels, and salty pastrami sandwiches. Of all the pastries that make this city so great, few stand out quite as well as the classic black-and-white cookie recipe. Before your next gathering, try out this vegan black-and-white cookie recipe!
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Homemade Vegan Black-and-White Cookie
On its own, the NYC black-and-white may seem an effortless treat. The art of translating this flaky, sweet pastry into its best cruelty-free form, however, can be a bit of an art form.
Luckily, City Roots Hospitality is available yet again with another easy, at-home recipe! No matter who you invite to your next gathering, every guest can feel equally welcome to indulge in this tasty classic.
Follow the instructions carefully, and once you get the hang of it, feel free to experiment with the proportions of flavors until you’ve created your very own masterpiece.
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of vegan butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of room-temperature soy milk
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 4 cups of confectioner’s sugar
- 1/3 cup of boiling water
- 2/3 cup of vegan dark chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a second bowl, combine the sugar and butter, beating together until creamy. This may take a few minutes, so act patiently. Slowly combine this mixture with the soy milk and vanilla until fully incorporated.
- Carefully and slowly mix the dry ingredients into the larger bowl, working in small batches until it is fully combined.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out the dough in small spoonfuls, shaping and flattening them with your hands. These treats expand as they cook, so leave room between each cookie.
- Bake the cookies for around fifteen minutes.
- As the cookies bake, begin making the icing. In a large, heat-proof bowl, combine the hot water and the confectioner’s sugar. Stir until the sugar has fully dissolved into a simple, easy icing. For a thicker texture, add more sugar.
- Once the cookies have baked and cooled for at least fifteen minutes, flip them over so that the flat side– the side baked against the bottom of the pan– is now the top. Use roughly 2/3rds of the frosting to place a thin layer on each cookie.
- In a double boiler, melt down the dark chocolate chips, stirring constantly to maintain a smooth consistency. Combine this melted chocolate with the remaining third of the frosting.
- Use this chocolate frosting to finish off the cookies, only icing one-half to maintain that classic black-and-white cookie look.
City Roots Hospitality Desserts
Throwing a party can be stressful, but with help from City Roots Hospitality, it doesn’t have to be! Before your next tea party, wedding shower, or bachelorette event, invest in the world-class experience of New York City’s leading professional vegan catering service.
As part of our full-service catering, you and your guests will have access to the widest possible variety of flavors, sourced from all over the globe.
Considering a smaller event? You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with our drop-off catering option. Allow your guests to choose between desserts like:
- Vegan chocolate chip cookies
- Creative black sesame avocado cookies
- Delicious mini cheesecakes, both Ube or vanilla flavored
- Mouthwatering seasonal fruit
At City Roots Hospitality, we offer catering options designed to please even the pickiest guest. Every item on our menu is designed with wholesome, clean comfort in mind. Whether carnivore, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, or anywhere in between, your guests will leave your event full and satisfied.
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