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:fnw 2006 - Day 01 - Black & White Tie Cookies :recins

Black & White Tie Cookies

2006 12 Days of Cookies - Day 01 - Courtesy of Food Network
Just plain elegant!

Ingredients:

Oil, for brushing
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter (2-sticks or 8-ounces), softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 large egg yolks

Chocolate Icing:
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

White Icing:
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons warm water

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350║F.
Brush 2 baking sheets very lightly with oil.
Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.
Whisk the buttermilk and vanilla together in a liquid measuring cup.
Set aside.
Beat the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat at high speed, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add the eggs and yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
At low speed, add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the wet in 2 parts, beginning and ending with the dry to make a smooth batter.
Evenly mound 2 Tablespoons batter per cookie onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. (A small cookie scoop or ice cream scoop is ideal for this.)
Bake until the cookies are golden brown around the edges, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.
For the chocolate icing:
Put the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl.
Bring the cream to a boil in a small saucepan; pour over the chocolate.
Shake the bowl gently so cream settles around the chocolate; set aside until the chocolate melts, about 5 minutes.
Whisk until smooth, taking care not to incorporate too many air bubbles.
Fill a piping bag fitted with a small tip with about half of the chocolate icing.
For the white icing:
Whisk the confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice and warm water together to make a smooth icing.
Fill a piping bag fitted with a small tip with about a quarter of the icing.
To Decorate:
For tuxedo cookies:
Set the cookies on a rack over a rimmed cookie sheet.
Pour the white glaze over the whole cookie to cover; set aside to dry.
Pipe a bowtie and tuxedo lapel with the chocolate icing.
For a little black dress and pearls:
Pipe an outline of a woman's dress with the dark chocolate and fill in with more icing.
Pipe white icing pearls around the top of the cookie.
Add silver dragees or candy pearls to dress up if desired.
Let cookies dry completely, about 20 minutes.
Serve.
Store cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 days.


Posted by nancyoTX.

12 DAYS OF COOKIES - :fnw Food Network #113

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