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In a Great Depression? Have Some Sugar!

50 Delicious Recipes

The year was 1938, and America was still in the throes of depression. A sugar rush seemed just the ticket. Frugal housewives needed something elegant to do with those kiddie snacks. Enter these folks:

The Seal of Perfect Baking

They used to make cookies, Captain.

Actually, they still do, but who am I to pass up a good line?

So, what's for dessert, Mom?

50 Delicious Recipes

Is it just me, or is Devils Tower a theme in these old cookbooks?

Lest you think Mom has finally lost her Depression Glass marbles, look overhead!

It's the cookie air force!

It's the alien cookie fleet, ready to beam Zwieback on unsuspecting babies!