Karlie Kloss Creates New Rice & Spice ‘Klossies’: Cookies With a Ginger Kick

12/08/2015 at 02:41 PM ET

Karlie Kloss Milk Bar Cookies
Milk Bar; Inset: Getty

For those of us who observe #NationalCookieDay (Dec. 4) every day of the year, it’s important to have 365 options.

You’ll have one less day to think about with Karlie Kloss‘ new Rice & Spice Klossies for Milk Bar—a yummy cookie that you can feel good about eating because it supports a great cause.

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The gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free treat was developed by the supermodel and Milk Bar owner and founder Christina Tosi and a portion of proceeds from the sale of the cookies ($25 for a tin of six) goes to Cookies for Kids Cancer, a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer.

The women, who’ve collaborated on three other flavors of cookies for Milk Bar, reminisced about Christmases past when they created the recipe that calls for crisped rice cereal, clove, agave and took them a year to finish.

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“We dug deep into our food memories and the favorite holiday cookie stories of our childhood,” Tosi tells Food & Wine. “My grandma used to make a dense and hearty oatmeal cookie with a pinch of cinnamon and some puffed rice. Karlie’s ‘gram’ used to make a spicy, gingersnap-esque treat this time of year, too! We bounced around the kitchen together and decided to merge the two recipes—out came the Rice & Spice. It’s like the granola bar meets the ultimate ginger snap.”

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The cookie (which we tried on Saturday at Cookies for Kids Cancer’s Family Fun Day in New York City sponsored by Babyganics) reminds us of a Clif Bar but with a gingery kick — the healthy feel, is all Kloss, according to Tosi. “Karlie comes at it from a health-conscious viewpoint. For me, they have to taste good,” she explains.

When it comes to cookie creation, these two have a system. “We make the ceremonial first batch together,” Tosi tells Food & Wine. “Karlie does the mixing and then we eat the cookie dough. She runs around the kitchen giving people handfuls of dough to taste; it’s wonderful.”

—Amy Jamieson

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Looks like it has a 25 year shelf life — something you would keep in a survival shelter

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I love karlie. So nice!!! X

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