American Cookie (Paperback)

The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations

By Anne Byrn

Rodale Books, 9781623365455, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

From the beloved author of the bestselling Cake Mix Doctor series and American Cake comes a delicious tour of America's favorite treats, 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 Cookie, 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.


About the Author

Anne Byrn is the bestselling author of American Cake and the Cake Mix Doctor and Dinner Doctor cookbook series. Formerly a food editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a graduate of the La Verenne École de Cuisine in Paris, Byrn lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.