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Early American Christmas Cookie

The recipe today is called a Christmas cookie. It’s from Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, American Cookery. 3 ½ cups Flour 1 cup Sugar 3 tablespoons Powdered Coriander 10 ounces of Butter 1 ¼ cups Sour Milk (If you don’t have … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pie

In most English societies, for centuries Christmas has been a time of gatherings, and food, and festivities, and traditions, and family. For many people in the eighteenth century, Christmas was celebrated much differently than it typically is today. Remnants of … Continue reading

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