Dish-to-Pass Supper in Podunk: A Lexploration in Central New York

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  1. Lara says:

    Trader Joe’s sells half-moon cookies, which I like a lot — are these the same as what you’re talking about?

    I haven’t heard “teeter totter” in years!

  2. David says:

    Yes, the Trader Joe’s cookies are the ones that reminded me of the name. I got all excited and told everyone that would listen, “Look, Half moon cookies!” And they would all say “What, you mean black and white cookies?” Apparently the Trader Joe’s ones are not real Half-moon cookies because they are vanilla cookies instead of devil’s food. And I wasn’t aware of the racial or religious history (“I’ve had it with black and white cookies, those racist sugary desserts masquerading as advocates of harmony”), nor the Seinfeld connection:
    http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/194964/black-and-white-and-not-all-right

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