Low-Fat Black and White Cookies

Recipe by me2006
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 10 cookies




  • COOKIE: Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Set applesauce in a fine sieve to drain while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Beat in applesauce, vanilla and lemon juice. Add in egg whites and beat until well combined. Stir in flour mixture until batter is smooth.
  • Drop batter two tablespoonfuls at a time onto the prepared baking sheet. Smooth slightly to form nice, round circles.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, until set but not browned.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • ICING: When cookies are cool, prepare the icing. Sift 3/4 cup confectioners sugar into two small bowls. Add 1 tbsp milk and the almond and vanilla extracts to one bowl and stir until smooth. Add cocoa and 2 tbsp milk to the other bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Using a small knife and working over the bowls to catch drips, spread each icing over half of each cookie. Set on a rack until icing is set, then store cookies in an airtight container.