I have made many different kinds of cookies in my life...chocolate chip, oatmeal, chocolate brownie crackles, lemon sugar cookies, and more. But typically, when I crave a cookie it's a Black and White. My mom knows me well -- any time I come home to NY for a visit, a black and white cookie from my favorite bakery is waiting for me. I usually inhale it within minutes of arriving home whether it's 7 AM or 11 PM. I have tried many black and white cookies and haven't really found one locally that tastes as good as my NY favorite. I have found one recipe that gets as close as you can to the best. Martha Stewart's recipe is the one I use and I added my own creative spin this time (I do prefer a higher ratio of vanilla to chocolate on my cookies). You can find the original recipe on my blog from last summer when I whipped up a batch for a Hollywood Bowl outing.
Here is a pic of the ones I made yesterday (which are almost gone by the way). I made them small - about 2 inches across.
I was having a day yesterday - where all I really wanted to do was cook and eat. I didn't want to market my business, didn't want to "work," didn't want to do much of anything else. Luckily I've been running for the last week every day as I train for a race in May. I am feeling good, eating healthy meals while throwing in a few treats as a pat on the back. I deserve it and so do you. So, make these cookies and let me know what you think!
Chow for now! :)