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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup sour cream


2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

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 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in medium bowl; beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla; beat until combined.

  4. STEP 4

    Reduce speed to low; add 1/2 of flour mixture. Mix well. Add sour cream; mix well. Add remaining flour mixture (batter will be thick).

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon heaping teaspoonful dough, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheets 3 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl except milk and chocolate. Beat at medium speed, adding enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Remove 3/4 cup glaze to another bowl. Add melted chocolate; mix well.

  7. STEP 7

    Spread white glaze on all cookies; let dry. Spread chocolate glaze on other half. If glaze begins to harden, heat in microwave 5-10 seconds.

Tip #1

- 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!

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