Thursday, August 27, 2009

What is the Big Deal With...

Black & White Cookies



Oh, black & white cookies... If only you could taste as delicious as you look. Even this artistically composed photograph makes me wish I liked you. The boredom of biting into you is surely one of the biggest let-downs of the Modern Age. Your lemony taste is an unexpected and ultimately unpleasant surprise for me. I want you to act more like a dessert and taste like a piece of cake with chocolate and vanilla frosting. Does anyone actually like these things? I never see people eating them. If I have to venture into classic cookie territory, I am much more inclined to go the Linzer Tart route, a decision which I'm sure will be met with as much scathing criticism as my opinion of black & whites. Any proponents of these deceitful little cookies, come forward. Make your case.

7 comments:

  1. The B and W can be broken down to two halves. Faced with the choice of either vanilla half or chocolate half, who in their right mind would pick the vanilla half? The cake-ish cookie underneath is more like a vanilla cookie than a chocolate one. This is where the problem lies for me. Chocolate frosting looks good on just about anything. Vanilla frosting on vanilla cake on the other hand looks like a dirty translucent window pane one must like through to get to the real sustenance that lies beneath. Therefore, where do all the vanilla halves go? Is it OK to eat if you fold it over and mush it with the chocolate part?

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  2. Dustin, it seems as though this is not your first time trying to rationalize these complex entities. The window metaphor hit very close to home for me, and has led me to consider the possibility that I have some more digging to do when it comes to understanding the nature of my painful relationship with the black & whites.

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  3. You have not had a good black and white cookie, yet, apparently. They are hard to come by. But I'll tell ya- when they're good, they're GOOD. And yes, I wouldn't mind if the whole think was chocolate icing.. maybe with sprinkles..

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  4. Black & White cookies... To much drama in my mouth!

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  6. Back in the day a black & white delivered everything its appearance promised. Now its only purpose is to add a decorative touch to your desert table. I have thrown away almost as many of these cookies as I have served. But for some strange reason I continue to purchase the tasteless little cookies...

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