Looking For A Recipe That Creates Light, Crispy Cookies? Check Out This 18th Century Recipe!

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The holidays are a time of tradition, and for many, that tradition involves delicious cookies and baked goods!

We were thrilled to find the following recipe tutorial from Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. Featured in the episode is a recipe for light, crispy cookies that were originally called drop biscuits.

A drop biscuit today is defined as a biscuit made by dropping baking powder biscuit dough from a spoon onto a pan for baking. However, it was defined differently back in the 18th century! At that time, a drop biscuit meant a cookie or a wafer! The term biscuit is still used in England when referring to cookies!

This 18th-century recipe from Eliza Smith’s 1734 cookbook “The Complete Housewife,” takes on a culinary idea that’s really gained traction lately: simplicity!

Using just three ingredients — four eggs, one cup of sugar and six ounces of flour —you can make your own delightful delicacies!

Even though the recipe was created back in the 18th century, the man in the tutorial provides viewers with different ingredients that can used in the recipe for various reasons, including for someone with gluten allergies!

However, if you want to follow the recipe by the letter, you might want to invite several friends to help you out with the whisking. The 18th century recipe calls for an entire hour of whisking the ingredients together without stopping!

We don’t know about you, but our arms would be tired before the hour was up!

What do you think of the sugar cookie recipe? Is it a recipe that you are willing to try? Use the comments section below and share your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!

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