Black and White (Halfmoon) Cupcakes



Sometimes these have to be the next best thing to the wonderful Halfmoon Cookies my kids love! If your in a hurry, you can even use a mix and canned frosting!


Cupcake Recipe
 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (do not sift the flour)
 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
 1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Canola oil
1 stick butter (not margarine), softened
1 tablespoon  pure vanilla extract
 3 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350°

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mixing well.  Measure the 1-1/4 cups of milk in a 2 cup glass measuring  cup….then add enough oil to bring the liquid up to 1-1/3 cups.

Add the milk/vegetable oil mixture, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium to medium-high speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
Add the eggs and continue beating an additional 2 minutes. Fill paper lined cupcake tins.


Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center.

 Cool completely.

Frosting (you can use recipe below or canned)

Cool. Frost half with white frosting and half chocolate frosting .
 2 cups confectionery sugar
 1 teaspoon of vanilla
add milk a tablespoon at a time until desired thickness enough to spread on cookie.
add 2 tablespoon of butter. This is for the vanilla side
Repeat above ingredients for chocolate, but add 1/4 cup dry cocoa powder and mix until smooth and spreadable.
                                   If you want the real deal here they are!

(click on the above link for the recipe!)






34 comments:

  1. These are so happy - want both halves!

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  2. The frosting effect of these cupcakes is very nice. Great idea. Bye, hope you have a good we

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  3. Lovely! It reminds me of the Chinese Yin & Yang :) Have a good weekend, Claudia!

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  4. Beautiful cupcakes, Claudia! I've made black and whites before...and it's hard to get them iced as perfectly as you have :) Brava!

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  5. Adorable idea!

    Reminds me of Seinfeld ;)

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  6. Children love this kind of cookie. This adult loves this kind of cookie. They really looks wonderful. I'd love to have one with my morning coffee. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. These look like so much fun and really delicious. Yummy! Have a great weekend Claudia.

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  8. Mmm I can see why your kids love these, they look delicious!! :)

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  9. Black and white cookies are so good. Black & white cupcakes have got to be out of this world! What a fun and striking idea - its so graphic I love that :)

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  10. These look great! My daughter loves the halfmoon cookies and I'm sure she'll love these too. She always has to get one when we go to the Italian bakery near our house! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Thanks a lot! Now I'm gonna have the Holland Farms commercial running through my head for the rest of the day! ;)

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  12. Your cupcakes look great, bur I've bookmarked the recipe for black and white cookies. I've never found a recipe that is "bakery like." I guess I'd forgotten you're originally from Utica. I used to love the tomato pie that I got there; as a confirmed cheeseaholic, this was very unlike me, but the taste was fabulous.

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  13. Looks amazing - I'll take both halves!

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  14. this looks wonderful beautifully done

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  15. This look elegant! :)
    Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Great idea from cookies to cupcakes! These look tasty and I'll bet they did not last very long. So what's next-perhaps black and white pie? Have a great weekend Claudia-buzz!

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  17. Happy 4th of July Weekend! OMG YUMM-O, these look so darn good!

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  18. I'll have a cupcake and a cookie! Please! :)

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  19. Ooh I've always wanted to try these iconic cookies. I love cucapkes, so maybe this will be the push I need. Stumbled :)

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  20. Definitely requires talent to ice these so perfectly! Great job GF. Have a happy and safe 4th!

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  21. I love the cookies so much, but I bet the cupcakes are just as good! Saving these for sure =)

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  22. I love that you turned one of my favorite cookies into a cupcake! I can't decide which I like better!

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  23. Black and white cookies bring back memories!! They are a standard. Blessings, Catherine

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  24. Love your black and white cupcakes, and especially the cookies, which I have printed out the recipe for.
    Every time we go to Publix, my granddaughter Gabby always wants to have her "black and whites"...now I can try to make this for her to surprise her.
    Thanks for sharing, Claudia
    Happy 4th!!!

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  25. Claudia...I love both the cupcakes and the cookies! What a great idea! : )

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  26. How clever and delicious! I'd eat all of the chocolate halves! LOL! :-)

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  27. excellent sweet recipe and beautiful blog!

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  28. Oh yum! These look so yummy! By the way, my daughter loves your virtual cat, LOL!

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  29. How fun to do this classic as cupcakes, they look delightful :)

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  30. What a great idea - these look and sound just delicious! Cupcakes are such a wonderful dessert all year round, but I especially like them in the summer as they take so little time to cook! Thank you for sharing your half moon cupcakes with Let's Do Brunch.

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  31. another recipe on my must-be-done list :)

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