Today marks the 15th anniversary of when the Seinfeld series finale aired on NBC (what???). While I was only 10 years old way back on May 14, 1998, I still vividly remember all the buzz surrounding the final episode, and thinking about how I couldn’t wait to watch it one day. Once I got into high school, I started casually watching the reruns on TBS every night, and eventually I got to the point where I had seen every episode multiple times.
It remains one of my favorite shows of all time, amazingly still relevant even in this drastically different time of smartphones and having the internet at your fingertips. It’s one of the those shows that you can throw on half-way through an episode you haven’t watched in 4 years, and you still laugh at every joke. Amazing.
In order to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the end of the “show about nothing”, I decided to whip up a batch of black & white cookies. Jerry’s favorite cookie can’t be bad, right?
Let’s “look to the cookie!”
Makes 18-24 cookies (depending on cookie cutter size)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 tbsp shortening
Beat the sugar, butter, and cream cheese until fluffy.
Gradually add in the flour, mixing well.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours (or overnight).
Roll out the dough on a well floured surface, and cut into desired shapes. (Aren’t stars fun?)
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until just slightly light brown.
Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack, and then melt the white chocolate chips with 1 tbsp shortening. Dip half of the cookie in the white chocolate and return to the wire rack.
Melt the semisweet chocolate chips with the remaining shortening. Once the white chocolate has hardened, dip the other half of the cookie in the semisweet chocolate. You can also use a spoon or a butter knife to spread the chocolate on each half.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk and your favorite episode of Seinfeld!
Adapted from Mixing Bowl Magazine
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