Half Moon Cookie

20 Aug

Behold…the half moon cookie.  Most of you probably have never heard of such a thing.  If you are from Central NY, you might have.  I have been away from Syracuse for far too long.  I was craving something from back home.  This hit the spot!

You will LOVE these.  It’s more like a cake than a cookie. They are very easy to make and easier to eat 😉

Half Moon Cookie

1.5 C Sugar

3/4 C vegetable shortening

2 large eggs

3 C flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 C buttermilk

Cream together the sugar, shortening and eggs.  Set aside.

Mix the flower and baking power together  and set aside.

Mix the baking soda and buttermilk. Alternate flour and buttermilk while stirring into creamed mixture.

Drop by 1/4 cups onto a greased cookie sheet forming circles.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 mins (when the edges are golden, they are done).

Flip over when cool and frost half with white frosting the other half with chocolate.

Try not to eat them all in one sitting.   Ghetto pictures courtesy of my crap camera.


Posted by on August 20, 2008 in cookies



7 responses to “Half Moon Cookie

  1. Reeni

    August 23, 2008 at 1:01 AM

    Whenever I see a black and white cookie I think of Seinfeld! They get stuck in a bakery and Jerry eats one of these and someone puts a cane on Elaine’s foot. Yours look a whole lot better than the ones on there!

  2. sarahnett

    August 23, 2008 at 1:11 AM

    I remember that episode too! I was feeling homesick and these remind me of Syracuse so much.

  3. Delores Carson

    September 6, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    I’m from Syracuse New York and boy did these remind me of Harrison Bakery. Across the street from Sacred Heart Church, what I wouldn’t do for a half moon cookie.

  4. tina smith

    December 11, 2008 at 3:03 AM

    i remember those, i lived in rome ny and ate them all the time from cinderellas bakery. there the best. noticed you didnt have how to make the frosting in your recipe. do you have that? if so could you email me it. and check out my website very cool stuff. tina

  5. Mary Corcoran

    January 5, 2009 at 12:43 AM

    I too have incredibly warm memories of trips to Morey’s Cider Mill (outside of Syracuse) as a kid. The family piled into a booth and ordered fresh apple cider and a half moon cookies for everyone. We left Syracuse in ’66 and I’m cravin’ a cookie. thanks for the recipe.

  6. Throwrock

    December 4, 2009 at 5:42 PM

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  7. Peggy Murray

    August 31, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Another devotee of Morey’s Cider Mill! I’m looking for recipes for some other great cookies they made. I remember a big kind-of butterscotch chip cookie and and a really delicious cocoa pinwheel shortbread cookie –both to die for! Does anybody remember these or have recipes??? Oh, and do you all remember take out fish dinners from there on Friday nights?!?!


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