Old-fashioned Christmas desserts: Classic carrot ‘pudding’ cake & coconut joy no-bake cookies (1979)

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Old-fashioned Christmas recipes for a classic carrot pudding coconut joy cookies (1979)
Old-fashioned Christmas desserts: Classic recipes from the C&H sugar private collection

When most gifts are going under the tree, here are two gems that will grace your table for the holidays — and other days during the year.

Old-fashioned Christmas recipes for a classic carrot pudding & coconut joy cookies (1979)

Coconut joy cookies (no-bake recipe)

Coconut joy cookies (no-bake recipe)

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups C and H Powdered Sugar
  • 3 cups coconut, 8 oz
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted (2 squares)


  1. Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat.
  2. Add powdered sugar and coconut. Mix well.
  3. Shape rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls.
  4. Make an indent in the center of each cookie, and place on cookie sheet. Fill centers with melted chocolate.
  5. Chill until firm.
  6. Store in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g
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Hard sauce recipe (1950)

“Hard sauce” is essential to many desserts, and you’ll find it quote easy to make. Cream 1/3 cup butter until soft; add 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar. Stir until smooth and then add one tablespoon hot cream, one half teaspoon lemon extract, and one teaspoon vanilla, and beat two minutes. Chill. (Vintage hard sauce recipe from the Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut – April 9, 1950)

Old-fashioned Christmas desserts - recipes from the seventies

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