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Holiday Baking Day

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."
Earlier Event: December 2
Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix
Later Event: December 2
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides