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post #16 of 29
When I was in NYC I had one and it tasted Vanilla. However I remember when Martha Stewart did a piece on them she had them as lemon. Also a while back there was a thread on the black and white cookies and there was a website posted who did nothing but sell them in every conceivable way and they made a ton of $$$ off them (of course I can't remember who the website was or where the thread has gone to with this info...) icon_cry.gif
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post #17 of 29
Here's the recipe I use. It does not have lemon extract in it, but many recipes do. (And even when the cookies have lemon extract in them, they are not very lemony--they just have a slight tangy flavor.) Anyhow, my family loves these. They're not difficult to make, but they are time-consuming.


http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/rosemary/2007/10/a-bakers-sweet-memories-of-a-c.html
post #18 of 29
Thanks, Cutthecake....I'm excited to try the recipe!
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post #19 of 29
Win,

Hemstrough's (sp?) no longer has a store front, but still produces them for stores. If you're in any Utica area grocery store you can still buy half moons by the dozen.

or you could order from Holland Farms and they'll ship halfmoons to you! These are far better than the others!
http://www.hollandfarms.com/index.html
post #20 of 29
hi michelle-if you're testing out recipes why not have a small tasting for your bride-she could decide if she wants vanilla or lemon (especially if you have some time) i'm sure as with many other things some say they're only ever vanilla and others (martha) says only ever lemon. either way they sound delicious and pretty
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post #21 of 29
If you have a Starbucks near by they have 2 mini ones in a package. Might be good to taste them before you try to make them. I keep wanting to buy some, but afraid I'll be let down.
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post #22 of 29
The pre-packaged ones never measure up, to me.
Just about every bakery around here makes them...some are great, some are so-so, and some are awful. One week, I went from bakery to bakery testing black and white cookies. I ate quite a few, but only one or two good ones. Some were so dry and tasteless. The homemade ones are the best-----fresh and tasty.
post #23 of 29
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post #24 of 29
Nice to see I'm not the only one who uses lemon oil in baked goods! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 29
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This is for an out-of-town customer coming to town in a few months and wants to order them (I believe she is originally from NY). She did prefer vanilla (I asked which she preferred), so no tasting since she is out of state.

Thank you for all of the help!

This business looks like they are doing well icon_smile.gif www.blackandwhitecookies.com
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post #26 of 29
I'm in Brooklyn...the black and whites are a regular in the bakeries here - it is a soft cookie that bakes to a slight domed shape that is then turned over and frosted half black and half white on the flat "bottom" of the cookie.....and yeah, here they make them vanilla flavored not lemon...and they are yummy!
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post #27 of 29
I followed the link that Gingoodies gave and found this link..

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Halfmoon-Cookies

Say's it is the same recipe that Hemstrought's Bakery used.

Good luck
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post #28 of 29
Can these cookies be stacked once they dry?
post #29 of 29
I too grew up on LI loving these cookies. I found this recipe awhile back and have to say this is as close as I've gotten but am stil having trouble with the right consistency for the icings. Please read all the reviews on this recipe as people have tweeked it using less flour, extract etc... and it is much better with the tweeks.....I have made this numerous times and everyone raves about them, especially my fellow NYers down here in the south!
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Black-and-White-Cookies-I/Detail.aspx
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