In American Cake, New York Times bestselling author of the Cake Mix Doctor series, Anne Byrn took us on a delicious tour of America’s cakes and baking history. With American Cookie, she delves into the smaller bites, giving us historical background to complement each recipe. The little cakes, cookies, and candies we love are more than just baked goods; they’re representations of different times in our history.
Each American cookie tells a big story, and each speaks volumes about what was going on in America when the recipes were created. Early colonists brought sugar cookies, Italian fig cookies, African benne wafers, and German gingerbread cookies. Each recipe, from Katharine Hepburn Brownies and Democratic Tea Cakes to saltwater taffy and peanut brittle, comes with a history lesson that’s both informative and enchanting.
- 336 pages.
- 100 photos.
- Size: 9.1 in H | 7.6 in W | 1 in T