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Apeas, Apees, recipes, sand tarts, cookies, Robesonia, Cora Smith


A handwritten letter sent from Cora Smith addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated August 3, 1958. Within, Smith writes in response to claims made on Shoemaker's radio broadcast about cookies and provides her family's recipe for sand tarts and 'A piece' cookies.


Cora Smith


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:

Packet 684-51


Robesonia, Pennsylvania


Robesonia, Pa.

Aug. 3, 1958

Dr Shoemaker

We listen to you every Sunday and enjoy your program very much. We would like to read you books on Christmas in Pennsylvania when they are ready. We know of the A piece cookies and the sand tarts. They are two different kinds. These two receipts are over 150 yrs. old. My Great Grand Mother and Grand Mother and Mother baked them. I don’t know if the A piece is spelled right or not. But that is how they spelled it.

A peice Cookies

1 lb. of sugar

½ lb. of butter

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon soda

2 ½ cup flour.

The big old fashioned baking cup. Rolled and cut out with a round cutter with scalps. Color sugar

Sand Tarts

2 lb. sugar

1 lb. butter

8 eggs

flour to make stiff

I don’t remember of baking cookies in the bake oven, but I know of Bread pies and cakes they made.

Mrs. Cora Smith

36 Ruth St.

Robesonia, Pa.



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Letter From Cora Smith to Alfred L. Shoemaker, August 3, 1958



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