Colonial Spice Cookies: History and Recipe with Candiss Cowan

In this video, Candiss gives a little history on spice cookies made during the Colonial era. The ingredients were costly, which is why they were made only once a year during the holidays.

She explains a recipe from Colonial Williamsburg prepared in two ways: English and Dutch.

Get cookies in a jar!

Visit our Holiday Gift Shop between 12/4 and 12/22 to buy a jar filled with all the dry ingredients—just add butter, molasses, and heavy cream. Discounts for members.

Candiss Cowan

By Candiss Cowan

New to Ridgefield, Candiss Cowan spent 35 years teaching high school and then retired to follow her passion for all things Early American. She spends her time learning new skills for all things old: quilting, spinning, weaving, candle making, and open hearth cooking among others. She is a woman born behind her times instead of ahead of them.