Taste: to perceive or experience the flavor of. Flavor: an indication of the essential character of something.
RED- the color of love, passion, Help-U-Sell,*
my new favorite cookie.
Have you ever had a Black and White? It’s a cookie. When I worked in downtown San Francisco in my 20s you could find them in almost every coffee shop, bakery or deli. To say I liked them would be an understatement. And, when they became the breakfast of choice with my double espresso it was official; I was obsessed.
The other day Black and Whites popped into my mind and I felt such nostalgia. Not so much for the taste of the cookie but perhaps more for the time. Yes, it was a time when eating cookies for breakfast didn’t matter so much but it was also a time before email, cell phones, the internet and docusign.
I wondered – how fun would it be to create a new cookie? One with it’s roots in the traditional Black & White but one made for my tastes today. And so I introduce to you:
The Red & White
The foundation of this cookie is chocolate with black pepper, cayenne and cinnamon giving it depth and a little kick. White chocolate icing gives it a subtly elegant finish and serves as the perfect compliment to the cookie’s deep flavor. Red makes it pop.
It’s not traditional and it’s not ordinary. The Red & White takes an old fashioned favorite to a new level. Made for today, this is one smart cookie.
*Shamelessly stealing from James Dingman, again…