Barbara Swell takes us on another nostalgic step back in time with her book The 1st American Cookie Lady – Recipes from a 1917 Cookie Diary.
The recipes are not Barbara’s own, having landed Anna ‘Cookie’ Covington’s 76-page handwritten cookie cookbook at an eBay auction. Finding what she thought to be the oldest written collection of authentic cookie recipes – 208 of them – Barbara decided to put them together into a book for all to enjoy.
The book is a delightful collection not only of traditional recipes but also provides the reader with a glimpse into the original author’s daily life alongside additional snippets of history, art and tales of days gone by.
The 1st American Cookie Lady (Gazelle) is available from Amazon now.