Mrs. Caroline L. Smith New York Cookies (1872)


Rub three quarters of a pound of butter into a pound of flour. Take a half pint of boiling water and pour over a pound and a half of light brown sugar in a bowl; dissolve a small teaspoonful of soda in two large spoons of hot water.

Add flour only sufficient to roll out very thin; cut it out in oblong shapes with a jogging iron; bake quickly in a hot oven.

In New York they mark these cakes with mottos, — Christmas and New Year’s.


Source: The American homebook of in-door games, amusements…, 1872

Index: Historic Holiday Recipes & Menu Suggestions

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