Black & White Cookies

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White Chip Chocolate Brownie Cookies

by on May 26, 2014 · 1 comment

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

If you’re looking for a fairly easy recipe for dense, chewy, double chocolate chip or white chip cookies, this one always gets good reviews. I can’t pinpoint exactly why people like these cookies so much, but I think it’s the texture. The key to the texture is shortening, which has a higher melting point than […]

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Published on May 26, 2014
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More Black and White Cookies

by on April 27, 2014 · 3 comments

Black and White Cookies

I’ve always been kind of a traditionalist with Black and White Cookies. To get that tiny hint of lemon flavor, I use a bit of lemon zest; and for the topping, I tend to stick with the smooth, shiny-setting fondant even though it never tastes as good as buttercream. I thought I was being “authentic”, […]


Published on April 27, 2014
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Black and White Cookies

Here’s a recipe for all the Black & White Cookie lovers out there who don’t have time to bake from scratch.  This one starts with packaged sugar cookie mix, and if you’re skeptical, that’s all the more reason to try it. I wasn’t sure I’d love these since I’ve grown accustom to scratch Black & […]


Published on February 10, 2014
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Black and White Cookies

A few weeks ago Fuzz and I took a quick two night trip to New York to visit friends and do some exploring.  We usually stay Downtown or near Grand Central, but this time we stayed on the Upper West Side, which turned out to be the perfect location.  We were a block from The […]


Published on February 4, 2014
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Favorite Black and White Cookies

by on October 27, 2010 · 18 comments

Black and white cookies

I love Black and White Cookies and have tried several recipes over the years including one from Epicurious, Martha Stewart, Baked Bakery and another one from Salon.  They were all good, but at the end of the day I’d have to say my favorite was this hybrid. The others were all very good in their […]


Published on October 27, 2010
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Snowflake Pastry Shop Half Moon Cookies

by on October 24, 2010 · 6 comments

Black and White Cookie

After reading Lisa Horel’s Salon article about the Snowflake Pastry Shop Half Moon Cookies), I vowed not to make any until I got my hands on some fiori di sicilia, a flavoring described as “the essence of Italian flowers” and which Lisa said was the key to good Black & White Cookies. She’d been eating them all her life, so I figured she knew what she was talking about. Sadly, after days and days of searching South Austin for this flavoring, I gave up. No one carries it, which means I’ll have to order it from good old King Arthur. In the meantime, I decided to make some Black & White recipes (Black & Whites and Half Moon Cookies are pretty much the same thing) back to back and see which I like best. First up, was the Snowflake recipe Lisa had adapted from her baking hero, Milt Ziegler.


Published on October 24, 2010