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Take a tour of American regional cookie recipes

By: Lindsey Reynolds on Dec. 18, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
white nougat candy divinity on green plate

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Southeast's divinity

If you like your confections super-sweet and light-as-air, consider the old-fashioned divinity. Though the nougat only has five ingredients, it's easy to mess up, due to its pickiness about temperature and just-so egg-beating. A southern sister to meringue, it's popular to add chopped pecans to the mix or a single nut on top. Its less-than-romantic origin story involves an aggressive marketing campaign by corn syrup producers in the early 20th century.

Get the recipe here.