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Mini Black and White Cookies

Points® value
Total Time
37 min
25 min
12 min
A classic favourite, these cookies can have any flavour icing. Add a teaspoon of powdered coffee to the vanilla icing for a black and tan..



½ cup(s), softened


cup(s), granulated

Raw egg

2 large

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Lemon zest

1 tsp(s)

All-purpose flour

2½ cup(s)

Baking powder

2 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Fat-free skim milk


Egg whites

3 serving(s), large, whipped to soft peaks

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

2 cup(s), divided

Vanilla extract

½ tsp(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbsp(s)


¼ cup(s), boiling, or more if necessary, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Add whole eggs, one at a time, and incorporate with mixer; blend in 1 teaspoon of vanilla and lemon zest.
  3. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate medium bowl.
  4. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture; add milk and beat well. Add remaining flour mixture and beat well.
  5. Whip eggs white in a medium bowl, with a wire whisk, until soft peaks form; gently fold egg whites into cookie batter.
  6. Drop batter by heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheets; batter should remain in high mounds. Make sure to leave at least 2-inches of space between each mound of batter.
  7. Bake cookies until edges turn slightly brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets for 1 to 2 minutes; move to wire racks and allot to cool completely.
  8. Meanwhile, to make vanilla icing, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of boiling water and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla in a medium bowl; beat until smooth. Using a pastry brush or flexible spatula, paint half of each cooled cookie with vanilla icing. (NOTE: Make sure to ice the flat side of each cookie. You should always use the vanilla icing first)
  9. To make chocolate icing, combine remaining cup of powdered sugar, cocoa and 2 tablespoons of boiling water in a medium bowl; beat until smooth. Add a little more water, a teaspoon at a time, if icing is too dry. Using the same brush or spatula, paint the second half of the flat side of each cookie. Allow icing to dry completely before serving. Yields 2 cookie per serving.