Mini Black & Whites
60 min
02 hrs 35 min



3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon lemon extract, if desired


2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

1 (1-ounce) square bittersweet or semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl except milk and chocolate. Beat at medium speed, adding enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Remove 1 cup glaze to another bowl. Add melted chocolate; mix well.

  5. STEP 5

    Brush half of each cookie with white glaze; let stand on waxed paper 15 minutes or until set. Brush other half with chocolate glaze. Allow cookies to stand until set.

Tip #1

- If chocolate glaze begins to harden, heat in microwave 5-10 seconds. Use a pastry brush to glaze all cookies with one color glaze first, then the other color.

Tip #2

- These cookies are also called "Half Moon Cookies" and can be found at many New York neighborhood delicatessens and bakeries. Some people have a special way of eating these -- they eat the entire chocolate side and then the white side or vice versa!


3Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  December 24, 2010

These are delicious and a very attractive cookie for holiday parties.

— says Debbie
  March 06, 2009

For the chocolate part, use less of the white glaze and more melted bakers chocolate. Otherwise a very good recipe.

— says elizabeth
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