William Greenberg’s Black and White Cookies: As Good As You’ve Heard


I’d heard a lot about the black and white cookies at William Greenberg’s Desserts–they’re often found on lists of the best black and white cookies in NYC. But I don’t often make it to the Upper East Side, so when I ran across William Greenberg on the way to pay-what-you-can night at the Whitney, I popped in for a cookie.

The problem with most black and white cookies is that they are dry, crumbly, and taste of neither chocolate nor vanilla. But those at William Greenberg taste like a flat birthday cake–moist and airy yellow cake with your choice of vanilla or chocolate ganache-like frosting. It’s everything a cupcake could be but usually isn’t–portable, fluffy, and delicious. The cookies come in both regular (gigantic) and small sizes–I’d recommend gigantic.

The kosher bakery has been making cookies, brownies, cakes and the like since 1946, using the same recipes all the while.

1100 Madison Avenue


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