I'm not saying I'm an expert when it comes to cookies, but I've dabbled a time or 2,000.

I don't know if I'm alone in this, but I happen to believe that when it comes to baked goods New York is top tier. Especially when it comes to bakeries. Is it because of our cultural diversity in the kitchen? Or how close we are to the culinary? I'm not sure, but you can't tell me that stumbling across a little Italian bakery isn't one of the best feelings in the world.

I digress.

Over the weekend I was with a few friends and two of them grew up way upstate. I'm talking the Syracuse area. Somehow or another, we ended up on the topic of cookies and I almost had a heartattack.

They were talking about how they LOVED "half-moon" cookies. I was curious and I asked, "What's a half-moon cookie?!" They looked at me like I was crazy. They said "You know, the cookie with the vanilla and chocolate frosting."

Insert SHOCKED gif here.

I said, loudly, "YOU MEAN A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE."  It wasn't even a question, it was a corrective statement.

They weren't nearly as offended as I was.

At that point I told them if they were to refer to a Black & White cookies as a "half-moon" cookie again, their New York Card would be revoked.

I guess us downstate folk are particular about the name of our baked goods and sandwiches. Don't get me started on the "breakfast sandwich" debate (it's a BaconEggAndCheese, get it right).

What do you call the cookie pictured above?

 

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