Black and White Cookies

The last time I was in New York City (which was over 4 years ago – how has it been that long already?!?!) I had an hour or so to kill before I needed to head to the airport, so I ducked into a little deli to grab some lunch. While ordering, I decided to treat myself to a little cookie for my last little meal in NYC, and I grabbed a black and white cookie to snack on after finishing my sandwich. Y’all. It was so good.

So good in fact, that I went back in line after finishing my lunch and grabbed another cookie to take with me on the plane. How had I never seen these before?!? Were they just a “New York” thing?!? Why didn’t I buy 19 to take back with me?!?

I stumbled across a recipe on Pinterest a while ago for black and white cookies and I was never able to get them out of my mind… so I decided to try and make them for myself! It was… interesting!

My thoughts on making black and white cookies: 

  • The dough was a lot stickier that I anticipated. You kind of have to shape the cookies with your hands wet, which I wasn’t used to doing, so I felt a bit unsure about what I was doing.
  • I didn’t get the chocolate icing as smooth as I was supposed to…. but it still tasted delicious so I’m ok with that.
  • These cookies are BIG so when the recipe says to place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet, you really need to place them 2 inches apart!
  • It might seem weird to put the frosting on the bottom of the cookie, but do it anyway! The flat surface ensures that all the icing goodness stays on top which means you get to eat more icing which is really the goal here.

Even though I was not super confident with this recipe and I know for a fact I did something to mess up the chocolate icing a little bit, they still turned out SO GOOD and SO DELICIOUS! I’d be interested in trying a different recipe to see if maybe I can get them to turn out a little better. Making more cookies is never a bad thing… 🙂

What’s your favorite cookie recipe to make or one you’ve been dying to try?!?

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2 thoughts on “Black and White Cookies

  1. Yum yum! They looks super great! At the moment I really want to make chocolate eclairs 🙂 But I’ll have to wait until I get my kitchen back in 2 weeks 🙂

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