Baked Sunday Mornings: Black & White Cookies

by byn on April 21, 2013

in Bakeries & Restaurants

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Black and White Cookies

Like many Canadians, I was introduced to the Black & White Cookie by way of Seinfeld. (Other notable food from the show: babka, Jujyfruits, marble rye and of course, soup.) The Baked boys note that the Black & White cookie is the quintessential New York City cookie. Sadly, the first one I ate was not in NYC, but in a Florida grocery store about eight years ago; it was pretty lacklustre and I wondered what all the fuss was about.

I haven’t thought about the Black & White cookie since then, and was happy to test it out again today. I think the most interesting thing to point out to those who haven’t had one before, is that it’s basically a cupcake top, flipped over and glazed with vanilla and chocolate icing. It’s also huge; you use a 1/4 cup of batter for each cookie. I briefly wondered if the size was legit, but if you watch the clip above, you can see Jerry’s cookie is also oversized. Only three more recipes to go!

You can find the recipe here!

More Baked Sunday Mornings here!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan April 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I love your photo, Robyn!


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Thanks Susan, my camera wasn’t focusing properly but I managed to get this one shot!


Sarah April 22, 2013 at 9:12 am

The marble rye Seinfeld was also classic! Your cookies look wonderful and the photo is awesome. :)


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

How could you ever eat marble rye again without hearing Jerry shout “shut up you old bag!”


Sheri April 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Beautiful! I can imagine these cookies done wrong must be really unpleasant. Glad this version turned your opinion around!


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Thanks Sheri! This will definitely never be a widespread Canadian treat, but now I want to have an authentic B&W cookie from NYC!


Bourbonnatrix April 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I had never heard of a Black and White Cookie before reading the Baked cookbook, but so glad I was introduced to them! We really like them! And next time I make them, I’ll know to frost the bottom! Love the symmetry of your pic!


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

So weird that you frost the bottom!


SandraM April 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Haha….yes, Seinfeld was a good teacher. Chocolate babka! Love it!


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I’ve still never had a chocolate babka! Maybe I should start a Seinfeld series of baking projects & posts!


Rebecca April 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I love that Seinfeld is everyone’s reference for these cookies. Never eat a black and white from the grocery store/corner deli. Something about mass produced black and whites mean they are always terrible. But these were yum! And yours are great looking.


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

i agree rebecca! i think most baked goods from the grocery store are gross!


Candy April 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Another Seinfeld fan! Your cookies look fab!


byn April 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Thanks Candy!


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