For the Sweet Tooth

Sometimes, you just need something sweet! Here are two ways to satisfy your craving:


Warm summer days are on their way, so cool off with these Ice Box Cookies, a favorite of Calvin Coolidge, featured in the cookbook “Capitol Hill Cooks.”

1 cup butter or shortening

2 cups brown sugar

3 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup walnut meats

2 eggs, well beaten

Cream the butter and sugar. Sift the flour, soda, and salt 3 times. Add nuts, eggs, and flour mixture. Mix all thoroughly, then pack into a long narrow bread pan and place in refrigerator overnight. The next day, unmold, slice very thin, and bake in a moderately hot oven. Do not grease the mold or baking pan.

If these cookies are baked at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, they will be moist and chewy. Bake them a little longer if you like them crispy. Makes 48 cookies.


If you’re in the neighborhood of the Soldiers’ National Museum, then stop into our new gift shop for a sweet surprise. In addition to our vintage candy selection, we’ve just introduced Gummi Soldiers. These little green men are much tastier than their plastic counterparts, and you can finally re-enact the Battle of Gettysburg in your mouth!

For a limited time, any purchase at the Soldiers’ National Museum comes with a specially-selected historical parchment, so start building your gummi army today! Or pick up the “Capitol Hill Cooks” cookbook at the Hall of Presidents!