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Detroit - Black and White Cookies

sarah1976 Oct 22, 2007 05:36 AM

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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    motorcityhound Feb 20, 2009 11:59 AM

    Avalon Bakery (Cass Corridor) has them.

    1. Fritter Feb 11, 2009 05:50 AM


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        jerseyshore Feb 11, 2009 05:24 AM

        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.

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          qriusminds Feb 10, 2009 04:30 PM

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

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

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            gooddog Nov 9, 2007 12:14 PM

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

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              mrnyc Oct 28, 2007 07:14 PM

              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.

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                GoalieJeff Oct 25, 2007 04:09 PM

                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
                  cmfrankl Nov 7, 2007 11:12 PM

                  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.

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                  North Oakland Gal Oct 23, 2007 07:32 AM

                  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
                    sarah1976 Oct 25, 2007 12:31 PM

                    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
                      Jim M Oct 25, 2007 02:59 PM

                      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:


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