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Cookie popsicles - just what the doctor ordered

  • JTA
In thinking about “Jewish” desserts, certain dishes immediately come to mind such as babka, the sweet yeast cake; Rugelach, the pastry of Ashkenazi origin; and Hamantaschen, the filled-pocket cookie or pastry, recognisable for its triangular shape and association with Purim
by SHERI SILVER | Jul 06, 2016

 

NEW YORK

Black and white cookies are the inspiration for these delicious, easy popsicles.

And, if you ask me about “the black and white cookie”, I don’t think I’m alone here, but I didn’t actually know why. I did some research and discovered that the iconic cookie has ties to Glaser’s Bake Shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, which opened in 1902.

I can claim a lifelong love affair with the black and white. (In case you’re interested, I eat the black side first and save the preferred white side for last.) So, for a popsicle with a Jewish twist, I created a black and white cookie pop.

But how to execute? That

It took some time to work out how to execute the idea. I really wanted to get that cookie taste - icing and all - into the pops themselves.

The answer? A cookie milkshake base - half chocolate, half vanilla - with little pieces of cookie (half chocolate, half vanilla) running through. And not only were these so super easy - requiring a blender and just five ingredients - they were super delicious, too.

 

Black and white cookie popsicles

 

This recipe yields 8 to 10 popsicles.

Ingredients

 

1 1/2 cups whole milk, divided
1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
8 ounces (227 grammes) black and white cookies (I used an 8-ounce package of small cookies - about 2 inches (about 51 millimetres) in diameter. If you can’t find them, just use a similar amount of any size cookie and follow the directions accordingly.)

Directions

 

Divide the cookies in half - place the chocolate halves aside.

Place 3/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and half the vanilla cookie halves into a blender. Chop the remaining vanilla halves into small pieces. Blend the mixture for 30 seconds.

 Pour into popsicle moulds, going only halfway up. Place a few chopped cookie pieces in each mould. Add popsicle sticks and freeze till frozen.

Clean out your blender and add the remaining 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and the cocoa powder, along with half the chocolate cookie halves.

Chop the remaining chocolate halves into small pieces. Blend the mixture for 30 seconds. Keep refrigerated till ready to use.

When the pops are frozen, remove from freezer and add the chocolate mixture and a few chocolate cookie pieces to each mould. Freeze overnight.

To release the pops, hold moulds briefly under hot water. (The Nosher via JTA)

 

Sheri Silver is writer of the blog Donuts, Dresses and Dirt where she shares all of her passions, including baking and cooking, gardening and shopping.

 

 

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