Monday, November 30, 2009

Half Moons

In Upstate NY we love our Half Moons and debate who has the best ones. We never call them black & whites! That's their downstate name. I prefer the buttery cookie with frosting as opposed to a sourdough cookie with icing.

1 C. Sugar
1/2 C. shortening
1/2 C. Buttermilk
1 1/2 teasp. vanilla
1 egg
1 teasp. Baking Powder
1/2 teasp. Baking soda
2 C. all purpose Flour

Preheat oven to 350°
grease cookie sheet
Drop dough by 1/4 C. about 3" apart. Flatten slightly.

Bake 15-19 minutes until edges begin to brown and tops spring back when touched. Remove to wire rack.

(Can be made much smaller for a cookie exchange; shorten baking time as necessary.)

Frost cookies half white & half chocolate.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Loved the regional differences! Think I might make a batch of these to have on hand when the teenage grandkids arrive.