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Old 01-13-2012, 05:28 PM
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Black and White Cookies in Germany



Hi everybody....did You know that the Black and White cookie is also a beloved sweet food in Germany? It has an interessting name where nobody knows why it is called like this

We call them Amerikaner....which means Amerian...or Americans...now there are four-five possible versions on why call them Amerikaner

Number one......the name is coming from an incrediency that i in the cake... Ammoniumhydrogencarbonat......since I dont think it has any sound of Amerikaner...I dont think that is the reason....the other ons make much more sense

Number Two....After World War II, US G.I. s that were sttioned in Germany were trying to find incredients for a US cake but were not successfull....so they created this and thus we call it Amerikaner.......which I also dont believe because I think this certain type of cake or cookie has surely existed before world War II

Number III........the Black and White cookies came over to Germany in the 50s...and because it was so hard for the Germans to pronounce that name....we/they just called it Amerikaner....because the Americans brought it here

Number IV.....they named it Amerikaner because it reminded the people of the Brodie Helmet the Americans wore during world war I

Nothing that makes the world go round, but I found it interessting so I shared it........They have not verified any reason for the root of the name, but have seen the Amerikaner mentioned in written proof before World War II.....so reason number 3 is probably not right and number 2, too.....so it is either 1 or 2.

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Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

By the way, can you pass me one of those cookies???
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i would, but i just ate it all up now........

now that i know that u guys gots them cookies in the states....they also taste like american cakes.....the cakes you guys have are much much sweeter than ours...and when i ate it yesterday...it reminded me of cakes i ate in the states and with us friends over here in germany....yummy
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Thank you, I always enjoy learning new things! Do you have a recipe for these?
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unfortunately i dont have a recipe....best type in black and white recipe or Amerikaner recipe....i am sure there are a thousand
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Seinfeld knows about the Black and White cookie...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9wi3q6d8o

Supposedly it orinated in upstate New York possibly stemming from the Half-Moon cookie.
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They look like what I call Half-moon cookies, aka Chocolate Jumbo Cookies. My grandmother makes them. They are my favorite cookie. I love the mixture of the chocolate, molasses, and clove flavors. We made some before Christmas and will be making some more later this week.
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Clove? Interesting!
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Man after looking at the picture, I really want to try one of those... Does anyone out there have a recipe that they can share? It sure looks good!!!!
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Xmastidings - I don't have a recipe, but I found one for you.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/black-and-white-cookies-i/

Enjoy!
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