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Half Moon Cookies  
World Traditional Recipe スイス

Swiss style cookies. They are a type of traditional “fortune cookie”. Here is how you do it: break a cookie along the line and choose one of the halves, or a “half moon”, to eat. If your half moon has a capital letter “H” or “B” on the back, you’ll have good luck. The letter “H” stands for “happiness”, and “B” stands for the French word “bonheur,” which also means “happiness”. Instead of marking letters, you can hide a tiny bean in the half of each cookie.
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In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar. (Photo #1)

Mix in egg yolk and flour, in that order, and knead the dough. (Photo #2)

Pull the dough together into a ball. Take off a little dough and roll it into a 3cm ball between your palms. Then flatten the ball into a 5mm thick circle. (Photo #3)

With a skewer or a toothpick, mark a line to divide each cookie into right and left halves. (Photo #4)

On the back of each cookie, mark “H” or “B” on one of the half sides. (Photo #5)

Place the dough on a foil-lined toaster oven baking tray. Bake in a preheated toaster oven at 160 °C (320 °F) for about 15 minutes until golden. (Photo #6)

Servings per Recipe Calories per Serving Ready In
15 pieces  342kcal 40 minutes
butter 60g 
sugar 40g 
cake flour 100g 
egg yolk 15g 
- Allow butter to soften at room temperature.
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