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Detroit - Black and White Cookies

Is anyone aware of a location that black and white cookies can be purchased from? They are so good, unfortunately, I cannot find them anywhere around.

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  1. Help me to understand exactly what you are seeking... An idea - The Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck has some wonderful shortbread type cookies with a delicious glob of dark chocolate frosting on top.

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    1. re: North Oakland Gal

      It's called a black and white cookie. It's more like a cake but called a cookie. Half is frosted with vanilla, the other half chocolate. I can't find anywhere in Michigan where the cookies are sold. I'll have to check out the bakery you listed. Thanks so much!!

      1. re: sarah1976

        Jerry Seinfeld once proposed it as a metaphor for harmonious race relations. Nice picture here:


        I've never seen one in Michigan (which may be why we have troublesome race relations), but you can buy them online:


    2. Astoria Pastry Shop in Royal Oak at 4th and Main . Just bought two for the younglings last weekend .

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      1. re: GoalieJeff

        Though I love Astoria, their Black and Whites are not really authentic-tasting -- too thick and the taste is really off. They taste good, just not "right". The ONLY place I have found them, and believe me I have really looked, is at Holiday Market, also in Royal Oak. I've seen them there twice, and they were near-perfect.

      2. cant help with detroit, but interestingly enough the ny black and white cookie had legs in the midwest. it was known as the 'modernistic' cookie in cleveland.

        1. I've seen them at the Star Bakery, Coolidge around 10 1/2 mile in Oak Park.

          1. I've had these cookies many times from Josef's in Grosse Pointe Woods.

            See here: http://www.josefspastryshop.com/

            1. Astoria bakery does make a black and white, but it most definitely is not what you're looking for. Their attempt is way off. Holiday market in Canton has a near perfect black and white. I guess we can assume the bakery in the Royal Oak location of Holiday market produces the same recipe.

                1. Avalon Bakery (Cass Corridor) has them.