Black and White Cookies

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Preparation info

  • Yield:

    12 to 18

    Cookies
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

I spent the first two years of my time in New York city looking for the perfect black and white cookie. It was a mission bordering on obsession. The black and white cookie is nearly ubiquitous throughout the five boroughs, and there are many versions to be found in the various delis, bakeries, and even grocery stores. The black and white is, in my book, the official cookie of New York City. Though this honor is probably not recognized by any city agency, it is assumed, and that status is duly protected by the citizens. In fact, the merits of the various versions of the cookie are so heavily debated among devotees that we were nervous about supporting any one recipe. In the end, we went with a fairly straightforward adaptation: cakey vanilla cookie, thin layer of vanilla (white) frosting and thin layer of chocolate (black) frosting.

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