Monthly Archives: April 2015

Historic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate and cookies are a pairing with a long history. Martha Washington was known to serve her guests chocolate cakes, which were crisp rectangular cookies served with a cup of hot chocolate for dipping. Today we enjoy a wide variety of chocolate filled and covered cookies, but the classic chocolate chip cookie is a timeless […]

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Chocolate in Colonial Military Life

As chocolate became increasingly popular throughout the 1700s, it also was increasingly enjoyed by members of the military. By the middle of the 18th century, chocolate was accessible to almost everyone living in the American colonies and was inexpensive enough to be considered a nourishing and energizing staple for soldiers of all ranks. At the […]

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