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Black & White Cookies are made with a short crust pastry and get its typical pattern from the fact that part of the dough contains cocoa. Besides vanilla crescents, cinnamon stars or shortbread cookies, black and white cookies are one of the most popular cookies in the Christmas season.

Today I’ll show you a quick and easy recipe for tasty star-shaped black and white cookies. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Star Shaped Black & White Cookies
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 3 hours (inclusive resting time)
Category: Baking Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Christmas Recipes
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Baking Black & White Star Cookies

Baking Black & White Star Cookies

Ingredients for about 30 Cookies:

  • 275 grams flour
  • 200 grams cold butter
  • 100 grams powdered sugar
  • 25 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 sachet bourbon vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of salt

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Large star shaped cookie cutter (about 10 centimeters)
  • Small star shaped cookie cutter (about 4 centimeters)
  • Baking tray + parchment paper


…for the shortcrust:

With a knife cut 200 grams cold butter into small pieces & then give butter along with 275 grams flour, 100 grams powdered sugar, 1 sachet bourbon vanilla sugar & a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Knead together all ingredients with your hands until well combined & you got a smooth shortcrust, then halve the dough once with a knife.

Set one half aside & give the other half along with 25 grams cocoa powder back to the mixing bowl & knead together until cocoa powder is well incorporated. Afterwards wrap light & dark shortcrust into cling film & allow to rest for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

…for the star shaped Black & White Cookies:

Timely preheat the oven to 180°C (top/bottom heat). Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Get the light shortcrust out of the fridge & roll out on a slightly floured countertop using a rolling pin until ½ centimeter thick.

Then cut out star shaped cookies with a large cookie cutter & afterwards use a second smaller star shaped cookie cutter to cut out small stars in the center of the larger ones. Remove the excess dough, knead together, roll out again & cut out more star shaped cookies until the whole dough is used up.

Schwarz Weiß Sterne Ausstechen

Schwarz Weiß Sterne Ausstechen

Next, get the dark shortcrust out of the fridge & cut out more star shaped cookies as described before until the dough is use up completely. Then place the larger cookies on a lined baking tray & put the smaller light star cookies into the center of the dark ones & the other way around until all cookies are “puzzled”.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for about 12 minutes until slightly brown. Get the done cookies out of the oven, allow to cool a bit & then serve.

I wish you lots of fun baking 😉

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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