Monday, November 29, 2010

Things I Thought I Could Never Make

There are some baked goods that I never really thought I could make.  Bagels are one of those things.  Although I have made a few good attempts, they never really come out like the ones you buy in a store.  I thought that Black and White cookies fell in that category.  Somehow they seem really complicated to me.  Maybe it is the double frosting thing.

However, as I recently learned, black and white cookies are not only more delicious when you make them at home, but they are a snap to make.  The cookie batter comes together easily and the frosting is very quick.  You make the vanilla first and then take some of that frosting and mix cocoa powder into it.  

These cookies taste like what you hope a black and white cookie will taste like when you buy one in a deli in New York City.  Somehow, those cookies are often disappointing.  These are not.  They are just the right combination of cake and cookie and the frosting is divine.  I got 7 cookies from the recipe, but it is so easy you could double it and put some in the freezer.  Or make minis.  These would also be great for Hanukkah -- instead of chocolate frosting, you could dye one side blue and do blue and white cookies.  The possibilities are endless.

Thanks to Anna over at cookie madness for doing a comparison and coming up with this great black and white cookie.  You can find the recipe and the comparison here.


  1. I haven't ever tried to make black and white cookies...I love to eat them, so I should definitely give them a try!

  2. You totally should! This is a great recipe and so much easier than I thought it would be.

  3. I'm taking your recommendation and making these with the Hebrew High cooking class this week. Thanks for posting a recipe I know I can trust to taste like the real deal. I hope you are all doing well, I'll let you know what the California kids think of NY black and white cookies!

  4. Totally let me know! And I can't believe you are back to baking already (ok, I can believe it, but I am impressed). It sounds like a fun class!


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