Take a nostalgic trip to the candy shop. Martha's created a terrific tray of classic treats: Hammonds sugar puffs and fruit slices, fruit-flavored lollipops, and delicious old-fashioned sugar cookies all create a lively selection of sweets just like the ones your friends and family enjoyed a generation ago.
- 6 Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
- Hammonds Lemon Sugar Puffs 4 oz
- Hammonds Crystal Cut Fruit Slices 4 oz
- Hammonds Key Lime Lollipop
- Hammonds Strawberry Lollipop
- Nantucket basket tray wrapped with brown grosgrain ribbon
- Tray measures 3"H x 12"W x 8.5"L
Please note: Product components may have come in contact with nuts during production.
The History of Sugar Cookies
The first sugar cookies weren't called by that name. When word started spreading throughout Europe in the 17th century about these treats, and later when they were introduced to the Americas, they were called such things as jumbles, crybabies, plunkets and gemmels. Early cookie recipes that probably morphed into the modern sugar cookie were called gimblettes in France and cimbellines in Italy.
Although the texture of early sugar cookies varied from soft and chewy to firm or downright hard, the use of sugar was an absolute given. Sugar helps make baked goods lighter and softer. As granulated sugar dissolves, it causes dough or batter to spread, too. The coarser the sugar granules are, the slower they'll dissolve. Fine sugar granules will create a flatter, crisper cookie, while large granules will result in a chubbier, chewier cookie. Since sugar cookies are all about the sweetness and texture, paying close attention to the type and quantity of sugar you're using will help you craft a perfect sugar cookie.
The six old-fashioned cookies in this Martha Stewart Old Fashioned Sweets Tray are baked with the finest attention to detail, so you get a delicious cookie every time. Perfect for tea time, bed time or any time you need a chewy, delightful snack!
About Hammonds Candies
Hammond?s Candy Factory was started in 1920 by Mr. Carl T. Hammond, Sr. Now, almost 90 years later, Hammond's makes candy the way Carl Hammond made it, with the same tempting recipes and the same careful craftsmanship.
Toffee is still dipped in rich chocolate and hand-rolled in crunchy almonds. And hard candy is still hand-pulled to extra-shine. Yet, even with all that handwork, they still make and offer hundreds of different candies. Chocolates and creamy caramels fill their showcases, along with brittles, lollipops, candy canes, and much, much, more. Admittedly, that's a lot of variety for one small company. But variety and dedication to old fashioned details are what makes this candy extra special!
The Martha Stewart Old Fashioned Sweets Tray features Hammonds Lemon Sugar Puffs, Crystal Cut Fruit Slices, a Key Lime Lollipop and a Strawberry Lollipop. Placed alongside those six delicious sugar cookies and wrapped in a fabulously stylish Nantucket Basket Tray?with a finishing touch of grosgrain ribbon?it makes a sweet and sensational gift for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, to mark the start of a new school year or just to make someone feel like a kid again!