Sugar cookies in every seasonal shape - from snowflakes to Christmas trees, stars to Santa hats, snowmen to holly leaves - overcrowd the dessert table this time of year. Even Santa is crying "Uncle!" for a little variety by the time he reaches St. Louis.
This year, try adding a little New York attitude to the traditional cookie swap with black-and-white cookies, a staple of New York bakeries and deli counters.
More cake-like than cookie-like, this oversized sweet is downsized into a fantastically festive treat by pastry chef Stephanie Teekaram of Kutsher's Tribeca in, where else, New York City.
"Seinfeld" fans might remember the baked good being forever immortalized in the episode, "The Dinner Party."
"The thing about eating the black-and-white cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite," said Seinfeld. "Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate, and yet, somehow racial harmony eludes us. If people would only look to the cookie all our problems would be solved."
In this season of good tidings, peace and goodwill toward all, harmony vis-à-vis a cookie is a welcome addition.
(Makes about 40 three-inch cookies)
For the cookies
For the chocolate glaze
For the vanilla glaze
My friend just told me about your blog. It looks great. I'm a big follower of "Cooking With Mr. C." on Facebook, which is also a blog. I now have the two of you to check out.
P.S. He has a yummy Black and White Cookie
Perfectly done! Congrats are in order!
Brings back memories. Love the B&W cookie!
OMG black & white cookies were AMAZING! I remember only eating the white side though because I am a vanilla girl :)
Aaaaaand here's my look of surprise at THAT comment.
If only you knew me.
I'm black and I still only eat the white side. Vanilla is the best! :-) Flavors... no racial innuendo. lol
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