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100 Year Celebration!

In 1920, Harry B. Hemstrought crafted his famous Halfmoon recipe in what began as a small bakery on Genesee St. in Utica, New York, Hemstrought's highly sought-after secret recipe has been passed down by our bakers for generations.  Each Halfmoon is crafted with the perfect mix of smooth chocolate fudge and buttercream frosting atop a soft ‘cake-like’ cookie bottom for a unique texture with an irresistible taste.

One hundred years later, all cookies are baked from scratch every morning with all-natural ingredients. Who else bakes from scratch?

Our Halfmoons are hand-frosted with a luscious chocolate fudge and vanilla buttercream frosting -- a recipe that has not changed since the bakery's founding 100 years ago. Be sure to specify if you want Chocolate “bottoms” or Vanilla “bottoms”!

Click The Play Video To See How We Do It