American Cookie: The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations by Anne Byrn

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  • Dee's cheese date cookies

    • vglong29 on December 07, 2020

      The dough was too crumbly to roll out. Needs more butter to hold it together. Ended up baking as a bar. Taste is good, similar to rugelach.

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  • ISBN 10 1623365457
  • ISBN 13 9781623365455
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  • Published Aug 21 2018
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Rodale Books

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From the beloved author of the bestselling Cake Mix Doctor series and American Cake comes a delicious tour of America’s favorite cakes, cookies, and candies.

Each of America’s little bites--cookies, candies, wafers, brittles--tells a big story, and each speaks volumes about what was going on in America when the recipes were created. In American Cookies, the New York Times bestselling author and Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn takes us on a journey through America’s baking history. And just like she did in American Cake, she provides an incredibly detailed historical background alongside each recipe. Because the little bites we love are more than just baked goods--they’re representations of different times in our history.

Early colonists brought sugar cookies, Italian fig cookies, African benne wafers, and German gingerbread cookies. Each of the 100 recipes, from Katharine Hepburn Brownies and Democratic Tea Cakes to saltwater taffy and peanut brittle, comes with a lesson that’s both informative and enchanting.



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