Papers comprised mainly of personal correspondences between the Allen, Waldo and Warcup families, many of whom resided in Westernville, Oneida County, New York. Lydia Allen from her son and six daughters and concern routine matters of everyday life such as household chores, the state of their health and finances.
The letters of two daughters, Catherine and Nancy, often discussed their situation in rural Texas where they taught school.
Black & Whites are glazed, Half-Moons are slathered with vanilla buttercream of one-half of the top and chocolate buttercream on the other, resulting in the half-moon appearance.
I have always been a huge fan of soft cakey cookies, so these will always be one of my favorite cookies, EVER.
A former architect, Harry Hemstrought, opened up a little bakery in Utica in 1925.
I treated myself to a delivery of Hemstrought’s half-moons for my birthday at the end of last year.Full disclosure: The Cookie recipe is the original from Hemstrought Bakery, according to Saveur, the very recipe that was tacked to the wall of the bakery for 80 years. After reading a bunch of online reviews, mostly HERE, and realizing I was out of cooking chocolate I decided to go with a straight chocolate buttercream for the chocolate side. I’m also trying to find a half moon cookie pan that has the shape of cookie…like 4 or 6 in a sheet. You use to be able to have them delivered to you in a six pack for $.25 a cookie. that Half-Moon Cookies are made using a Devil’s Food CHOCOLATE cookie-base… if it’s not CHOCOLATE, then it’s NOT a real Half-Moon Cookie! I remember Sundays were walking over to the Victory market to buy the Sunday paper. Ate many of these cookies when I lived in the Utica area. But it seems there is a hint of lemon in every vanilla half-moon I have ever bought.I used a recipe for the frosting that I found on Food.com, and I have no regrets! We used to buy ours at Lynch’s Bakery in Chittenango, New York… Then going across the street to Lynch’s for donuts. My grandmother and then my mother lived one block from the Owesgo St bakery. I will be trying out some vanilla versions soon, King Arthur Flour has a promising looking recipe on their site. My mind was blown that they are an regional Upstate New York food, I still haven’t figured out what the rest of the country is eating with their chicken BBQ’s 🙂 When I lived in CNY I always complained about how heavy the food seemed to be… Now I crave riggies and half moons and polish food pretty much daily.Included are the deed to the seminary property, the Articles of Association, reports to the State Board of Regents, 1843-1848, trustees minute books, 1828-1849, and a registry of students, 1829-1861. Alden recounts her founding four years earlier of "The Only Woman's Page," the first page in a newspaper devoted exclusively to news of interest to women.The Albany Female Seminary was organized by an association of shareholders in 1828, and operated until 1867. She also describes the work of the Tribune Sunshine Society, of which she is president, organized to distribute books, magazines, flowers and other items to the homebound.