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fishermb Jun 24, 2007 07:55 AM

My neverending search for the best black and white cookie continues. Where's your favorite in Brooklyn?

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    jamie2742 Jul 20, 2007 01:05 PM

    That's easy. Leske's in Bay Ridge (5th Ave b/w 76th and 77th). Trust.

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      gnosh Jul 20, 2007 02:11 PM

      I'm not a black and white fan myself, but my black-and-white loving relatives say the Terrace Bagel version is pretty good.

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        gtmajors Jul 20, 2007 08:53 PM

        Leske's, it's what a black & white should be

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        dw438 Jul 20, 2007 05:49 PM

        Lassen + Hennigs in Brooklyn Heights on Montague Street has an interesting twist on the shiny black-and-white cookie. It's more like a mini black-and-white cake, with creamy icing instead on top. Fresh, and cold. Perfect.

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          DaveCook Jul 20, 2007 09:12 PM

          That's the way Leske's makes it, too. My photo would have been better if I'd taken it more edge-on, so you could see that it was fatter at the center than at the lip, but the icing came out pretty well. Went down well, too.

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          Leske's Bakery
          7612 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

          Lassen & Hennigs
          114 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

           
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            kam0424 Jul 26, 2007 06:28 AM

            LOVE Lassen + Hennings bw cookie!

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            karensmarcus Jul 25, 2007 02:45 PM

            I like the black and whites at Lord's Bakery, located at the junction of Flatbush and Nostrand Aves.

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              Ljubitca Jul 25, 2007 03:12 PM

              What are these cookies like - I like the cookie to be cakie but not dry but not gooey in any sense- with some sponge resistance - never crumbly or dry - I like the frosting to be shiny -and not creamy - the vanilla side should have a lemon hint and the chocolate side should not interfere like a silent partner- the icing should be one with the cookie and not fall off when biting into it - also while the icing should be hardy it should be extremely fresh - where do I find this black and white cookie?

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              Budino Jul 25, 2007 05:18 PM

              Bergen Bagel makes excellent black and white cookies. AND they make them in minis, too, which are really hard to find.

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                lambretta76 Jul 26, 2007 05:21 AM

                The black and white crullers at Bergen Bagel are fantastic. Raw, full of syrupy sugar. They're a logistical nightmare, a pastry chef's Hindenberg, and yet I love them whole-heartedly.

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                  fishermb Jul 26, 2007 06:46 AM

                  thanks for all the suggestions. i live around the corner from Lassen + Hennigs but never really go in there, i guess i have a good reason to now.

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                    kam0424 Jul 26, 2007 02:03 PM

                    the tarts there are good as well.

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                      fishermb Dec 9, 2007 04:49 PM

                      I had a bunch of friends over for brunch today and decided to head over to Bergen Street Bagels, got a couple boxes of their mini black & whites and they were amazing, everyone was chowing down on them. Definitely worth the subway ride and will be back again-

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                brooklynclothesline Mar 27, 2009 07:12 AM

                A&S bakery on Avenue S (between W.5th and W.6th) makes the BEST B&W cookie EVER. I don't work there, and I don't own there store, but I wish I did! Just moved to Brooklyn 2 years ago and I am addicted to them, and I've tried a lotof different B&W's (I used to to think that Wegmans - an upstate grocer- made the best B&W, but I was mistaken - their's are good, but not anywhere NEAR as good as A&S). A&S takes the cake, (literally) when it comes to the B&W. Just wrote an article about them on my blog - http://www.brooklynclothesline.blogsp...

                 
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