Any time I pass through New York, I make a point to grab a black and white cookie. Sometimes, this means grabbing one at the airport instead of a bakery or deli, but I just can’t resist them. Black and white cookies are tender, cakey cookies topped with equal parts chocolate and vanilla frosting or fondant. They’re just right for someone who can’t always decide between chocolate and vanilla. Fortunately, you don’t have to make a trip to the city to treat yourself to a batch of these delicious cookies. I’m sharing my recipe for NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), so you can bake up a batch at home.
The cookies are exactly what I look for in a black & white: a tender, flavorful cookie with exactly the right proportion of frosting on top. I prefer frosting to poured fondant because it is easier to make and has a little more flavor to it. The cookies keep well for a couple of days after baking and can also be frozen for longer term storage, if you don’t want to eat them all at once.
I always enjoy snacking on them while watching a classic Seinfeld episode, in which the cookies are featured prominently and Jerry offers some tips on exactly how to enjoy one. Look to the cookie!