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       Title: Half Moon Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
   1 3/4 c  Sugar
       1 c  Butter; softened
       4 lg Eggs
       1 c  Milk
     1/2 ts Vanilla extract
     1/4 ts Lemon extract
   2 1/2 c  Cake flour
   2 1/2 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
       4 c  Confectioner’s sugar
     1/3 c  Boiling water--to 1/2 cup
       1 oz Bittersweet chocolate
  
   Recipe by: Sally Beauchamp
      1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter 2 baking sheets and set
   aside.
      2.  Make the cookies: In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and
   butter and mix by machine or hand until fulffy. Add the eggs, milk, and
   vanilla and lemon extract and mix until smooth.
      3.  In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, andsalt and
   stir until mixed. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in batches, stirring
   well to combine. Usine a soup spoon, drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches
   apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the edges begin to brown.
   20 to 30 mintues. Allow to cool completely.
      4.  Make the frosting: Place the confectioners' sugar in a large bowl,
   Gradually add enough of the boiling water to the sugar, stirring
   constantly, until mixture is thick and spreadable.
      5.  Remove half of the frosting to the top half of a double boiler set
   over simmering water and add the chocolate. Warm the mixture, stirring,
   until the chocolate is melted and the frosting is smooth. Remove from the
   heat. with a brush, coat half the flat side of the cookies with chocolate
   frosting and the other half with white frosting. These are a puffy
   cake-like cookies
  
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