What's the History behind Fruitcake and Sugar Cookies?
- Historic Deerfield's Open Hearth Cooks will be making wedding cake, which in early New England was a spicy cake with dried fruits and nuts - what we call fruitcake today! Learn about the history behind this delicious holiday treat.
- Amelia Simmons is credited with writing the first American cookbook in 1796. Our hearth cooks will be using her cookbook and baking her recipe for "Christmas Cookey."