This recipe hangs in the galley in the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. It’s a World War II aircraft carrier that replaced the original Yorktown destroyed in the Battle of Midway.
It’s kept as a museum now, and you can walk around all through the ship (and up and down countless ladder-like stairwells) and look at everything.
We were mostly fascinated with the cookies. Or maybe that was just me. This display shows the pile of ingredients required to make that recipe, which is a batch of cookies big enough for 3500 people. I guess they were planning on three cookies each.
Did you notice that there’s no milk in the recipe? Just water. Maybe that was a way to save on ingredients that had to be stored onboard. Fresh water was made from their own distilling plant on the ship from seawater.
After touring around the Yorktown, we took the ferry to Fort Sumter (site of the first shots of the Civil War).
Now, who’s making those cookies? After all this walking around, we’re hungry!
P.S. In response to the comments–I believe that would be the giant mixer in the right corner of this photo. (Sorry, should have put this photo in to begin with.) It looks as if it would take attachments and a bowl would sit in there.