Icy Christmas cakes recipe: Mini glazed cakes from 1969

Icy Christmas cakes

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Little glazed cakes for the holiday season

Icy Christmas cakes are little festive holiday cakes — like glazed cookies with a warm spiced flavor, plus a sweet burst from candied cherries. (This recipe suggests Brownulated Brown Sugar.)

Icy Christmas cakes

Icy Christmas cakes

Icy Christmas cakes (1969)

Yield: 6 dozen cakes (72)


  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 cups Brownulated brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped citron
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • Almond halves (blanched and skinned)
  • Candied cherry halves
  • 1-1/2 cups Domino granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons Domino 10-X confectioners sugar


  1. Bring honey to boil.
  2. Blend sugar, salt, soda and spices.
  3. Stir honey, egg, lemon juice, rind and flour into mixture separately.
  4. Work in citron and nuts.
  5. Chill.
  6. Place 3/4-inch balls on greased cookie sheets.
  7. Form daisy by pressing in almond halves.
  8. Center cherry half.
  9. Bake at 400 (F) for 8-9 minutes.
  10. Cool.
  11. After the cakes are cooked, make the glaze; starting by combing granulated sugar, corn syrup and water.
  12. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves.
  13. Boil without stirring to 230 (F).
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. Blend in confectioners sugar.
  16. Stir until slightly thick.
  17. Brush onto cakes.
  18. Cool; Store in airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 72 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

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Icy Christmas cakes - Retro cookie recipe from 1969

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