Oct 29, 2010

NYC black and white cookies

 Lit Group selection this week was "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Given that the protagonist is also the antagonist, it seemed fitting to bake a cookie that embodied close to the same quality. Of course, Jekyll and Hyde are not complete opposites, although many do consider them to be - the good v. the bad, to use a cliche. Hyde is a part of Jekyll, but not an equal part. Therefore, my cookie being half black and half white does not serve the book accurately, but the teens certainly enjoyed them.

These are not small cookies - they each use a 1/3 c of batter, and I made 26. Except for the one I managed to hide in the oven for David, there remained only a lonely half-eaten piece by the time Lit Group was over.

Out of  Moskowitz's and Romero's "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar " cookbook, another success! These are citrus cookies with chocolate on one side and glaze on the other. And, in case you've missed past cookie posts - no  eggs or egg-replacers are needed. Occasionally some recipes use flax seed as a replacer, but no commercial egg-replacers are used by the authors.

Cost Breakdown:
powdered sugar: $2
chocolate: $2
nut milk: $.50
citrus juice, zest; $1
oil, sugar: $2
flour, arrowroot, baking powder and soda: $1.50
Total to bake 16 large cookies:


  1. I *love* these cookies. I'm a big fan of real NYC black and white cookies and it's really important that they be slightly crispy on the outside and soft inside. It's good that all of yours got eaten right away because their goodness decreases significantly after the first day, as the exterior crispiness goes away. It's not the end of the world, but the right texture is where it's at for good B&W cookies! Moscowitz and Romero really don't disappoint, don't you think?

  2. That's exactly how they turned out! Crispy on outside and soft on the inside. It is good to know they are on target. Thanks for the input :) ...and yes, this cookbook is the best cookie book by far!

  3. NYC is all about black & white cookies! I always eat the "black" side first. The inside of a NYC b & w tastes kind of like shortbread. I like the citrus approach of these cookies.

  4. How could I have missed this blog posting? (moFo entrenched I guess) but these are my most very fave cookies on the planet. Yum!


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