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Cakespy: Red and Green Christmas Cookies

[Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson]

Black and white cookies are one of those curious regional treats, ubiquitous in the New York metro area and pockets of the mid-Atlantic states, but (sadly) few and far between in other areas of the country.

Fortunately, this recipe allows you to have them no matter where you are, dressed up in their holiday best with red and green frosting for a sweet presentation on holiday trays. Bucking tradition a bit I've topped them with colored buttercream frosting instead of the traditional vanilla and chocolate fondant. While I realize this is probably a sort of black and white cookie blasphemy, it sure does taste good.

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