Friday, September 12, 2008

Black & White

I guess that since I'm a resident of NYC, it's pretty much a requirement for me to do a post about the Black & White Cookie. The problem is, I've never had a good one. Really. They are mostly dry and bland.

black and white top view

Also, let me just state for the record that these are *cakes*. Please note the cakelike texture.

black and white top view

I know that there must be good ones out there, or people wouldn't be crazy over them! So, I'm asking you all... where can I find a good one? Or, do you have a good recipe? There must be substance behind their reputation!

black and white top view

6 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Ahh, such a classic cookie!!! Love it!!!! :0)

Mrs. Csirke said...

I personally am a fan of half moon cookies--the upstate cousin of black and white cookies. This is probably because I have never had a good black and white cookie either. They are usually too dry and lemony. Check out the recipe for half moon cookies which supposedly originated at hemstrought bakery in Utica. . . http://cnyforum.org/assets/Literary/Half_Moon_Recipe.htm

Mrs. Csirke said...

Oh--and here is a nice article about their history and some good places to get decent black and white ones. http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2008/01/the-best-black-and-white-cookies.html

kim said...

@mrs. csirke, thanks for the links!! someone else also pointed me to the bakery mentioned in that article, william greenberg jr's. i'll be checking them out soon, and hopefully comparing them to the half moon recipe :)

PheMom said...

I made these a while back on my blog and LOVE them. LOVE. Seriously. The icing is what does it but the cake part of the cookie is a buttermilk recipe that is soooo good too. They only take about 45 mins start to finish to make and are my favorite instant gratification treat now. Here you go. http://phemomenon.blogspot.com/2008/05/black-and-white-cookies.html

PheMom said...

Almost forgot - I haven't had a chance to try these yet, nut if you like coffee these look amazing.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/RecipeDisplay?RID=1167242239722

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