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How to Order Half Moon Cookies From Upstate New York for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, it seems everyone is trying to figure out how to ship a taste of home, my email in-box has been FLOODED with notes from people who want to get an authentic Upstate New York Half Moon Cookies shipped to them!

I love the idea of serving up nostalgic beloved local foods at the holidays, so I am going to do my best to help you get Half Moon Cookies delivered right to your doorstep, no matter where in the country you call home now! Currently, Hemstrought’s Bakeries, Harrison’s Bakery and Holland Farms Bakery will ship freshly baked Half Moon Cookies anywhere in the Contiguous United States

Harrison’s Bakery

Harrison’s Bakery has been baking up delicious treats on Harrison Street in Syracuse since 1949. Harrison’s version of the Half Moon Cookies is a favorite among many locals! Harrison’s takes great care shipping online orders, and ships on Tuesdays to ensure your deliveries will not get held up over the weekend. The fast delivery method of 1 to 3 days depending on the shipment’s destination means you will have fresh and tasty treats delivered to your door! You will have to call the bakery to place an order and get shipping rates, but there are item prices and shipping information available on their website.

Hemstrought’s Bakeries

Hemstrought’s is famous as the “original Halfmoon Cookie” bakery and has not changed the celebrated Upstate New York recipe since 1920. The bakery that first brought us the original pillowy cookies topped with thick fudge and buttercream, creating the look of a half-moon now supplies local grocery stores with the regional treat, and will also ship them to home addresses. The cookie prices on their website include shipping charges, and your order will be shipped via UPS 3 business days select or UPS Ground shipping depending on location. Hemstrought’s ships only on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid your treats being in transit during the weekend.

Holland Farm’s Bakery and Deli

Since 1955, Holland Farms has been baking yummy treats from scratch in Utica. Holland Farms Bakery and Deli ships Half Moon Cookies to all 50 U.S. States. While most other half-moon bakeries stick to only two or three varieties, Holland Farms offers more than 10 varieties, including red velvet, pumpkin chocolate chip, and carrot. The minimum order size is 12 cookies and will run you about $47 including shipping charges. Holland Farms ships Half Moon Cookies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, for the freshest possible delivery. You can order online or call the store to place an order


Although I do my best, prices and shipping information are provided only as a guide. For exact costs and more detailed shipping information please visit the bakery websites, or contact the bakery directly!

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Cynthia Lysiak

Friday 22nd of November 2019

Love your article and references for the bakeries. The images only contain one "Half Moon" cookie though; it's the one with the chocolate cookie beneath the two icings. The other cookies are "Black and Whites"; they have the vanilla cookie beneath the icings. Folks who order from the bakeries may want to ask/specify if they have a preference...