November 29, 2022
Koekje, Cooky, or Cookie? A History of American Christmas Cookies
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Cookies have a peculiar history. Once the purview only of the wealthy, their flavors, shapes, and textures have changed over time. Influenced by changing technologies, household labor, slavery, social status, agricultural innovations, and immigration, cookies have become the standard American Christmastime treat. But how did we get there? In this illustrated lecture, food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson discusses the history of cookies in America, Christmas traditions through the ages, and why we eat so many cookies during the holiday season. Please register and provide an email address to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the program.