Black and White/Half Moon cookies

Black and white / half moon cookies

I was looking to make something different after a steady trend of baking chocolate chip cookies and brownies. So I went through my recipes and came across one of the black and white/ half moon cookies in my collection. I have no idea why some people call them half moon and others black and white.

This one uses Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of buttermilk or milk. They were pretty thick and did not spread out much at all. It’s probably because I chilled the dough. So the first 2 batches I made are tiny (using 1/2 cup dough), and the other two are much larger and more like traditional bw cookies, courtesy of me combining two dough mounds (1/2 cup dough) and flattening them.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups crisco
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbs cornstarch syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 4 1/2 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions – cream butter, crisco and sugar. Add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients, then greek yogurt or sour cream. Using floured hands, scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and flatten. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on prepared sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs corn syrup
  • 4 tbs hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 tbs unsweetened baking cocoa

Directions – in a bowl, combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and hot water. Divide frosting in half. To one half of frosting – add melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Add another tbs of hot water.

Frost cookies flat side up

Flip cookies over, flat side up. On one half of cookie, spread chocolate frosting. On other half, spread vanilla frosting. Let set. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace, love and joy

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