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Friday, September 26, 2008

Black & White Cookies

I had a New York City "first" today. I finally got around to having a black and white cookie. The black and white cookie (sometimes called a half-moon) is apparently a big New York snack item. I had never seen or heard of them before I moved here. The office had them for free and my co-worker was shocked that I had never had one. She said you have to bite it so you get a piece of white and dark chocolate in one bite. So viola!

My thoughts: Not bad! I had always thought they were more of a cookie know a brittle crumbly thing. Nope. It's actually a soft shortbread type...more like cake tasting really. But super rich with the white and dark chocolate.

Conclusion: Glad I tried it but too rich for my taste.

Have you ever heard of a black and white cookie and if so, have you tried it? Was it good?


  1. There was a Senfield episode about those!!

  2. ya know, i really don't like them ... i think it's the shortbread thing you mentioned ... give me a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie any day!

  3. and whites are fabulous. My mom used to bring those home for us ocassionally when I was a kid. And I think it depends on where you buy them how they are made -- the "cookie" part when I was a kid was more sugar cookie-ish than shortbread-ish. Fond memories of childhood. :-)

  4. I haven't had one but maybe I'll find a recipe and make them for Halloween. They look like a great Halloween cookie with the black color.

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  5. Yep, they're cake. They're big in upstate New York as well (my Nana made them and my Auntie still does). You can get them from just about any bakery in New York, usually in white cake but sometimes also in chocolate. I've had them with two kinds of white frosting, either a soft and creamy one or a more brittle one. I prefer the brittle sort. The chocolate half is usually always brittle but occasionally fudgy. You don't see them much out here in California except if you find a proper Italian bakery. And that's the end of my scholarly treatise on half-moon cookies.

  6. I haven't heard of them, but I'm enthralled now! I might have to make a NY trip just for those (I love rich).

  7. I like them as minis. I can never finish a large one. But then again, I'm a wimp.

  8. They have them in Starbucks in No. Va. Too sweet for my taste.


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