Half Moon Cookies, also know as Black and White Cookies,
are soft cookies with a cake like texture and covered in chocolate and vanilla glaze! A combination that is irresistible!
It’s funny to think that I used to exercise 6 days a week without fail. It’s funny to think I had that kind of time! I would get stressed out if I missed a day, it was sort of an addiction. An addiction that led me to my husband. That’s where we met. He became my work out partner, a spotter I could trust.
Workouts were going well until I got pregnant. Everything changed-forever. I took it easy. My priorities shifted from building muscle tone to simply maintaining what I had. I had to watch my weight gain too. When you crave things like Flaming Hot Cheetos and chocolate chip cookies there’s a good chance you’ll gain more than the suggested 25-35 lbs! The problem was, that after my daughter was born, I never really resumed by workout regimen. In fact, my attitude towards exercise deteriorated with each subsequent pregnancy, until it became virtually non-existent.
I’m grateful for my gym rat days, without them I wouldn’t have met the love of my life. And sometimes I wish I could go back to those days of dead lifts and overhead presses. One day, I’ll add more hard-core workouts to my days. But for the most part, I’m supremely happy with my current situation. Today I exercise by walking my dog, playing a vigorous game of tag in the front yard or heart pumping dance parties with our kids. I really like my new definition of exercise, its way more fun!
I probably shouldn’t be talking about exercising and Half Moon cookies in the same post. I’m just prepping you. These cookies are so incredible! I’ve been wanting to make Half Moons (or black and whites) for so long! I was actually going to make something else, but I happened to be flipping through a cook book, when I saw these and knew I had to try them! The cookie is so soft and cake like in texture. It’s thick, too. The best part is it’s not that sweet, which is fine because the chocolate and vanilla glaze make up for it! I kept half of our Half Moons traditional, with chocolate and vanilla glaze. I added about 2 tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice to the vanilla glaze just for kicks (reminded me of these whoopie pies). My family was torn, they really liked both vanilla and cherry! But now I see so many other flavor options! Lemon, orange, strawberry! You decide what to do with your Half-Moon cookies!!
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recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
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