Dense, rich, chocolaty cookies topped with light and dark chocolate icing - it really couldn't get much better, especially around Valentine's day! Especially popular in up-state New York, these cookies combine some of the yummiest things around.

For extra nerd/awesome points, you could make a couple full and new moons, and toss in some waxing and waning gibbouses and crescents for good measure.

Always remember: "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza-pie, that's amore!"

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

  • Large bowl
  • Spatula/wooden spoon and/or electric mixer
  • Teaspoons or small scoop
  • Baking sheets lined with parchment paper or Silpat
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Two small bowls
  • Two small spatulas/knives

For the cookies
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
For the icing
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate (melted)
I think the intro image is of a quarter moon. I'm sure they'll taste fantastic regardless of the name.
You're 100% right - Half-Moon is pretty much the standard name for these though; and they really are delicious!<br />
mmm looks dou-decadent! <br />
Thanks!<br />
My Grandmother used to take me to the Home Dairy in Ithaca, NY when I was very young.&nbsp; The Half Moon cookies were always purchased on the way out the door, but they kept them in the bakery display case... The Home Dairy is closed now.&nbsp; Memories, wonderful memories.&nbsp; I'm going to make a batch today!&nbsp; Thanks!<br />
I hope they'll be as good as those were (or at least that they'll evoke some warm-fuzzies)!<br />

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