We’ve addressed the half-moon vs black and white cookie distinction before. Ultimately, it’s a simple matter of butter cream vs icing and any confusion between the two cookies doesn’t reflect well on the consumer. The same cookie-eater who can’t tell these two apart is probably also the type of simple creature prone to believing in old wives’ tales, peanut butter allergies, and astrology. (Are you a little slown to understand the difference? Read more here) Below is a perfect, indigenous, New England Half-Moon.