Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Black and White Cookies

It's been a while since I last made cookies so I thought I'd delve into Linda Collister's Baking Bible for a new recipe to try. There are many tasty offerings to choose from but I finally settled on the rather interesting Black and White Cookies.

The original recipe doesn't use chocolate chips but instead encourages the use of odd sized pieces cut from a chocolate block. Since I didn't have any solid dark chocolate in the pantry I decided to use Callebaut dark chocolate chips and just because I like white chocolate, I've also added Lindt white chocolate.

Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies

120 grams butter, softened
90 grams brown sugar
1 egg, lighten beaten
60 grams self-raising flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon vanilla essence/vanilla bean paste
120 grams rolled oats
90 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped
90 grams white chocolate, roughly chopped

Place the butter and brown sugar the bowl of a mixer and beat until light and creamy.

Lightly whisk the egg with the vanilla essence (or vanilla bean paste) and add it a little at a time, only adding more once it has been fully incorporated.

Sift the flour and baking powder together and add to the bowl - beat until just combined before adding the oats and chocolate.

Beat at a low speed until just combined.

Roll teaspoonfuls of the mix into balls, flatten slightly and place on baking paper lined trays. Allow room for the cookies to spread. You can also use a small ice cream scoop to form the cookies and flatten them with a fork.

Bake in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Let them cool slightly on the tray before moving them to a wire rack.

black and white cookies

The hardest part is stopping yourself from eating them while the chocolate is still runny!



  1. My son would absolutely adore these cookies, I'll have to make a double batch.

  2. Is self raising flour the same as white wheat and the appropriate amount of bicarbonate, baking soda or the like?

    These are aaalmost, but not quite the ones i make, so it would be fun to try and taste the difference :)

  3. AnonymousMay 03, 2008

    Great photo! I wish I had a tall cold glass of milk and a few of those cookies to go with it. Yummy!

  4. Hi Nina - hope you all enjoy them!

    Hi Marthe - yes self-raising flour is a plain/all-purpose flour that has been pre-mixed with a rising agent like baking powder.

    Thanks Chuck!

  5. dear Haalo, I'm passing on to you the Award for Excellence I got from fellow blogger Ivy ( your refined recipes and amazing photos. You deserve it!

  6. Thank you Heart - that is just delightful and quite a wonderful surprise.

  7. my pleasure, thanks for the visit, sorry it was all Greek to you:)

  8. These look great Haalo. I love warm chocolate chip cookies too :)

  9. Hi Heart - I may not understand but I can still enjoy the lovely photos!

    Thanks Y - i'm sure they'll soon be drafting laws against warm choc chip cookies ;)

  10. Haalo, your cookies always look perfect - these are no exception!

  11. Thanks Patricia - icecream scoops make it easy to get them so round!


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