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    Amelia's Earliest American Cookie

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    22 mins

    10 mins

    12 mins

    ValkyrieQueen's Note:

    Originally printed in 1796, Amelia Simmons' supplied the first recorded cookie recipe in Amercica. The recipe is as it originally appeared other than conversions into more modern measurements.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 2

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375.
    2. 2
      Cream butter until soft; add sugar gradually and cream until fluffy (about 5 minutes).
    3. 3
      Sift flour, baking powder and salt; add coriander.
    4. 4
      Combine milk and sour cream.
    5. 5
      Add the dry mixture to the butter-sugar mixture alternately with the milk, beating after each addition.
    6. 6
      Pinch off pieces about the size of a hazlenut. Roll in balls, place about 2 1/2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Flatten in circles (using the bottom of a glass dipped on flour). Bake about 12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cookies may be sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar, chopped nuts, or colored sugar before baking.

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    Nutritional Facts for Amelia's Earliest American Cookie

    Serving Size: 1 (389 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1527.3
     
    Calories from Fat 498
    32%
    Total Fat 55.3 g
    85%
    Saturated Fat 34.1 g
    170%
    Cholesterol 144.0 mg
    48%
    Sodium 919.7 mg
    38%
    Total Carbohydrate 247.7 g
    82%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 151.4 g
    605%
    Protein 14.7 g
    29%

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