It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or White – Cookies

July 8, 2009

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As everyone knows one of the greatest performers, and King of Pop has recently passed away. After yesterdays event, of his memorial ceremony I wanted to dedicate a post to him. I remember being in grade 7 and being absolutely in love with Michael Jackson! My friend Amanda and I were obsessed at 13 years old! We loved all of his music, and I remember after school we would go to each others house and listen to all of his music and have dance parties. We thought we were sooo cool listening to MJ. I remember for Amanda’s birthday I really wanted to get her something to do with Michael, so I went looking in town for a gift. The only music store in town was a small CD store that had old and new CD’s and music posters. I remember finding two, now thinking back I wish I had bought one for myself as well! I finally decided on one of them, it was a collage of pictures of MJ and I can still picture it today. Actually, I sorta wished I kept it! haha. But birthdays are about giving!..and not to yourself. But today I bought a People magazine to have a small memorial of him and his life. I loved all his music, and my friend and I would watch all his music videos on our old computer, waiting patiently for it to download! My mom actually saw him in concert, and now wishes she had kept her ticket stub! ( this is why I keep all of mine! You never know! )

So today while I was shopping I needed to pick up ingredients to make cookies for an upcoming trip! Tomorrow morning I’m heading up to Merritt for the Merritt Mountain Music Festival. For all you non-canadians, or even non-BC’ers it’s a four day event of country music in the interior of BC. Lots of concerts and cowboys!! Im super excited to go, and Im leaving tomorrow morning veryyy early with my friend Justine! She’s been before but I haven’t! So I’m looking forward to it! And I promised her baked goods!

While I was at the store I had Michael in mind and came up with the idea of black and white mini chocolate chip cookies. Because as Michael said “it don’t matter if you’re black or white”

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Black and White Mixin’ Together!

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Black And White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

Makes 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • Mini White Chocolate & Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 375˚

  1. In large electric mixing bowl beat butter on low speed until creamy.
  2. Add sugars and continue blending.
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time in mixer, until you cannot blend it anymore.
  4. Mix in by hand the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until brown on the sides. Cool on racks and enjoy =)

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Here’s to you Michael! “See, its not about races, just places, faces, where your blood comes from, Is where your space is, I’ve seen the bright get duller, Im not going to spend my life being a color”

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  • Reply ingrid July 10, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    I’ve got som Tween year memories of him as well. 🙂

    You cookies sound yummy and I think would please everyone!

    Hope you have a super fun but safe trip! Happy Friday!

  • Reply Elissa July 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Those cookies look great. I love mini chocolate chips because it means you’ll probably get one in every bite!

  • Reply Auntie Heas July 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Hi Alicia, I had not been on your site for awhile looks YUMMY!! Michael Jackson and I are the same age! and I went to his concert with your Mom too! Luckily for us Angela S. talked us into better seats closer to the stage. I am pretty sure was his only Vancouver concert and yes it would be good to still have the ticket. . . I have a cookie recipe from a cookie book I received for a wedding present that actually has cookies named “Black & White” refrridgerator cookies so you must check them out the next time you come over. I also LOVE Cheesecake and like your Mom I am alwys dissapointed when the cruise ship does not have it, like Really no cheescake? that is one of my favorite things about cruising, Princess makes the best cheescake and NCL does not have cheesecake for anyone looking to book a cruise! Soooo if you want to make me a cheescake I certainly would not say no, I am lucky to get a card from my boy for Mothers Day. . .
    See you next week Love you Auntie Heas

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  • Reply Adolfo Meeds June 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    I miss MJ very much.. Still can’t beleive he’s gone.. 🙁

  • Reply Buddy Linsin July 5, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    I still miss Michael Jackson very much, Can’t believe his gone!

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