So even though a friend of mine bought me a black and white cookie today (next post), my mom came home with a box of freshly made black and white cookies from La Dolce Italia Bakery in Forest Hills, NY (home of Peter Parker.)
Look at that seductive gaze
I didn't want them to go bad, and I ALSO didn't want my family to eat them all, so I wrapped one up and brought it upstairs to hide in my room until the coast was clear.
no one will hurt you, little cookie
At 2:00 AM I went downstairs to check this shit OUT. I unwrapped the plastic and WOOOOOH...A STRONG STRONG and delicious smell blew out of the bag. Wow. It didn't smell like the usual B&W...It smelled like the kind of sugar cookies you'd buy in one of those metal heart shaped tins.
The cookie was SOFT. And spongey. Look at it! It has moon-like craters. I was excited beyond belief. Even more beyond.
it's bigger than the entenmann's one, that's for sure
I took a bite of the vanilla side. Ever notice I always do vanilla side first? Here's why:
The chocolate is usually more flavorful and powerful in taste. My concern is that by tasting the chocolate first, my interpretation of the vanilla will be clouded and distorted by the chocolate still on my taste buds. Vanilla tends to evaporate within the mouth easier.
Hmmm. I didn't even taste vanilla. At all. All I tasted was the cake. VERY VERY good, but the cake and it's lemony spongyness completely overpowered the vanilla. I went in for a 2nd try, this time with the vanilla side DOWN on my tongue...
Nothing. I CAN'T TASTE THE VANILLA! Only cake. Oh well, I give up.
Next I bit the...how you say, chocolate. Woooo, very flavorful and very, well, chocolatey. Nothing outstandingly unique...while it was above average, in general it was a familiar B&W chocolate taste.
As the cookie was half eaten, I looked at the spongey cake from a different angle.
why the frown?
Wow!! Really soft and light and fluffy.
The cookie was very good, very LARGE, and made me very full. I was stunned.
me, and girlfriend (not pictured)
Until next time...