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Holiday Cookies During the Civil War

Molasses Spice Cookies, this and other recipes below
During the Civil War Union blockades prevented the importation of sugar from Louisiana, Florida, and the Caribbean to ports in the Carolinians and Virginia. As a result the confederate government rationed sugar, particularly in non-sugar producing states. To meet the challenge of cooking during the Civil War many recipes called for molasses. Below find related links and recipes.

Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe that would be nice for company over the Christmas holidays: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/molasses_spice_cookies/

Holiday Foodways in North Carolina

Oral Histories and Foodways