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Jun 24, 2007 07:55 AM

Best black and white cookie in BK?

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

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

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    1. re: jamie2742

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

      1. re: jamie2742

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

      2. 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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        1. re: dw438

          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.

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

          Lassen & Hennigs
          114 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. re: dw438

            LOVE Lassen + Hennings bw cookie!

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

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            1. re: karensmarcus

              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?

            2. 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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              1. re: Budino

                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.

                1. re: lambretta76

                  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.

                  1. re: fishermb

                    the tarts there are good as well.

                    1. re: kam0424

                      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-

              2. 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...