Black and White Eclipse Cookies

Oana Ennis


Inspired by the cosmic drama of this year’s total solar eclipse, this black and white cookie recipe is a stellar way to celebrate the celestial event. Free of gluten and dairy, these soft, cake-like treats are infused with the flavors of vanilla and lemon to send your taste buds into orbit. Get ready to eclipse your culinary expectations as you adorn them with homemade chocolate and vanilla icing, creating a delicious dance of light and shadow.

Black and White Cookies Arranged in a Circle, Iced in Black and White Icing to Resemble the Phases of a Lunar Eclipse

Black and White Cookies Arranged in a Circle, Iced in Black and White Icing to Resemble the Phases of a Lunar Eclipse
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Black and White Eclipse Cookies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 177 kcal
Author Oana Ennis


Vanilla icing

Additional ingredients for chocolate icing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In bowl using hand or stand mixer, beat sugar and butter until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon extract and beat until incorporated.
  4. In small bowl mix together milk and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for several minutes.
  5. Add milk mixture to other bowl and mix well.
  6. Add baking soda and flour and mix until all dry ingredients are well incorporated with wet ones and dough is creamy and slightly sticky.
  7. Using small cookie scoop, scoop dough onto cookie sheet. Press slightly on each cookie to flat out.
  8. Bake about 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned.
  9. Cool cookies on wire rack.
  10. In bowl, using hand mixer, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, maple syrup and milk for vanilla icing. (Note: Corn syrup gives shine to icing, but it can be substituted with maple syrup, if desired.)
  11. Take half of vanilla icing and move to new mixing bowl. For chocolate icing, add cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons additional milk. Mix well.
  12. When cookies are completely cooled, turn them flat side up. Using a knife, lightly trace varying phases of eclipse onto each cookie. Using small offset spatula, butter knife or icing tool, spread vanilla icing on one side of knife mark. Let icing set before icing the dark side with chocolate icing. (Note: You can place in freezer 10 minutes, if desired.)
  13. Once icing is dry on each cookie, arrange on large platter to display phases of eclipse.
  14. Store cookies in airtight container for 2 days.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Black and White Eclipse Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 266IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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