The American Housewife (1869) New Year’s Cookies

New Year’s Cookies.

Weigh out a pound of sugar, three-quarters of a pound of butter—stir them to a cream, then add three beaten eggs, a grated nutmeg, two table-spoonsful of caraway seed, and a pint of flour.

Dissolve a tea-spoonful of saleratus in a teacup of milk, strain and mix it with half a tea-cup of cider, and stir it into the cookies—then add flour to make them sufficiently stiff to roll out. Bake them as soon as cut into cakes, in a quick oven, till a light brown.

Source: The American Housewife, 1869

Index: Historic Holiday Recipes & Menu Suggestions

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