Thank you to All Who Shopped at the Annisquam Farmers’ Market!

The Sale was a great success!

The Annisquam Sewing Circle was invited to participate in the Annisquam Farmers’ Market again this year. We are grateful to Bud Ris of the AFM, and his crew for making that possible.

We are also very grateful for all of you who purchased the wonderful baked goods and the many beautiful bouquets created by the members of the ASC for you.

The Annisquam Sewing Circle will be back Friday, August 12, 9:00 – noon with another Gourmet Food Sale. Mark your calendar. See you there!

All the proceeds from Annisquam Sewing Circle events are returned to the community in the form of donations to Cape Ann nonprofits including the Village Hall Association that is responsible for the maintenance of the Village Hall, the Leonard School,  and the Fire House. These three building are home to many of the Village organizations. In addition, scholarships are awarded to Annisquam graduating seniors who are furthering their education.

Cry Baby Cookies & More

7th Cry BabiesCentury A.D. – The earliest cookie-style cakes are thought to date back to 7th century Persia A.D. (now Iran), one of the first countries to cultivate sugar (luxurious cakes and pastries in large and small versions were well known in the Persian empire).  According to historians, sugar originated either in the lowlands of Bengal or elsewhere in Southeast Asia.  Sugar spread to Persia and then to the Eastern Mediterranean.  With the Muslim invasion of Spain, then the Crusades and the developing spice trade, the cooking techniques and ingredients of Arabia spread into Northern Europe.

Cookies as we know them in America were originally brought to the United States by our English, Scottish, and Dutch immigrants. Earlier names for cookies such as Snickerdoodles and Cry Babies originated with the New England states. Even with its early history, cookies did not become popular until about a hundred years ago.

From: What’s Cooking America- History of Cookies

Cry Baby Cookies
epicurious.com – recipes – /cry-babies

These molasses cookies are a family tradition. Frost with buttercream frosting in the color of your choice when just warm enough to melt the frosting; if you frost them too soon the frosting will run.