{amerikaner (americans) recipe}

September 10, 2013


amerikaner (americans) recipe from {nifty thrifty things}

These cookies are delicious! In the US they are mostly known as “Black and White cookies”, “Half-Moons” or “half-and-halfs”, but here in Germany they’re called Amerikaner — Americans.

There are different theories of how they ended up with the name Amerikaner. One of which is that the cookies where brought to Germany by GIs after WWII — hence the name Amerikaner.

According to About.com: It is known that New York City has the same cookies called “Black and Whites” and they might first have traveled to the US with Jewish immigrants before traveling back to Germany. In the last decades they have dropped the chocolate glaze in favor of an all white glaze. {source}

amerikaner (americans) recipe from {nifty thrifty things}

amerikaner (americans) recipe from {nifty thrifty things}

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  1. wie auch immer man sie nennen mag, für mich sind es leckere kleine verführer, die ich jetzt gerne vernaschen würde!
    übrigens, nicht backen ohne mutti! ;-))
    kuss mama
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  2. They look delicious!!

  3. These look so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. That is such a sweet story behind the cookie recipe! :) They look yummy, too!

  5. This is an interesting history of black and whites. I have had them before, but never attempted to bake them.

  6. That story is so interesting! I never knew that it was the reason behind them!
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  7. ohh my! these look soo delicious
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  8. I believe that every recipe has a story to tell and I love the story behind this one. They look delicious too!

  9. You’re so called Americans are looking so small and cute. When I was a child they were my favourite sweet food besides Sachertorte. But I haven’t had them for a long time. Maybe I should make them next time.
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  10. Wow, I haven’t had Amerikaner since I was a kid. I liked the icing and usually ate the top first, and then *somehow* the last little bit was always too dry for me… :)
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    • Haha, so hab ich sie auch immer gegessen! :)
      Und damit das mit dem trockenen Boden nicht passiert, habe ich mich kurzerhand entschieden eine Miniatur-Variante to backen. Die sind ruck-zuck im Mund verschwunden. Hehe
      Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Abend!
      GlG, Vanessa

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