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160+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

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A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes
If you’re looking to recreate that special old-fashioned Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or hoping to discover some old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here is a big tasty collection of 160+ vintage cookie recipes — classic, vintage, retro, heirloom and antique — for sweet treats this holiday season!

 

Special holiday fun with old-fashioned Christmas cookies
  1. Make a cookie house for Christmas (1967)
  2. Gingerbread house gallery: Christmas cookies & candy (1987)
  3. A sweet collection of cute & very colorful classic Christmas cookies
  4. Christmas gifts from the kitchen: Classic homemade candy and cookies (1936)
  5. Chocolate mini-chip holiday cookies (1994)
  6. Holiday butter cookies & classic spritz cookie recipes
  7. How to make an edible Christmas tree with star-shaped cookies (1962)

 

How to make an edible Christmas tree out of star-shaped cookies - Vintage recipe (3)

Vintage Christmas cookie collections
  1. Classic cookie recipes from the ’30s
  2. Fancy Christmas cookie recipes from the ’50s: Snowflake sugar cookies, paintbrush cookies & frosty fruit bars
  3. A collection of classic Christmas cookies & treats (1950)
  4. The best Christmas cookies we know (1956)
  5. 21 delicious old-fashioned drop cookie recipes from the ’50s
  6. 3 easy walnut cookie recipes: Walnut clusters, walnut-orange crisps and walnut surprise squares (1950)
  7. 12 of the best-loved traditional holiday recipes (1950s)
  8. 36 Christmas cookie recipes children will love (1962)
  9. Visions of sugar plums: Recipes for 14 Christmas treats (1965)
  10. The yummiest, best-eating Christmas cookies ever (1966)
  11. A treasury of treats: 6 decadent classic Christmas cookie recipes from the ’70s
  12. A treasury of cookies: 6 decadent cookie recipes (1971)
  13. Vintage jam thumbprint cookies and spiced crackle cookies (1982)
  14. 44 creative & classic Christmas cookie decorating ideas for kids: Let them eat toys! (1987)


Best vintage sugar cookies
  1. Sweet! 8 spectacular classic sugar cookie recipes (1971)
  2. 3 old-fashioned rolled sugar cookie recipes (1971 & 1972)
  3. Colored Pastel Sugar Cookies (1962)
  4. Holiday cookie box: Coconut Sugar Cookies (1961)
  5. Sugar cookies (1964)
  6. 3 vintage buttery butterscotch cut-out sugar cookie recipes – plus how to make cookie marionettes

 

More popular (and delicious) vintage Christmas cookie recipes
  1. The original Toll House Cookie recipe (1939)
  2. Viennese Sugar Twists & Golden Thumbprint cookies (1981)
  3. Christmas candy: Opera Nut Creams & Crystallized Nuts (1981)
  4. 7 vintage pudding cookie recipes
  5. 4 classic Potato Chip Cookie recipes (1976)
  6. Two-tone Walnut Cookie Canes (1962)
  7. 8 great classic gingersnap recipes
  8. Holiday recipes featuring Kahlua liqueur (1987)
  9. Cranberry Christmas Canes & Cinnamon Apple Canes (1963)
  10. Pumpkin Bars, Coconut Choco-Swirl & Date bar Cake (1971)
  11. Chunky chocolate cookie squares (1987)
  12. Make colorful cookies with gelatin (1970s)
  13. White chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe + a chocolate version (1995)
  14. Make some Betty Crocker Sunkist Lemon Bars (1974)
  15. 7 classic recipes for deliciously decadent old-fashioned 7-layer bars (aka magic cookie bars)
  16. Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies (1962)
  17. Toll House Pie: Chocolate chip pie recipe (1986)
  18. Classic cookie recipe: Butterscotch Oaties (1968)
  19. Choco-Scotch Clusters recipe (1967)
  20. Swedish Crisps, Gingerbread & Christmas Tree cookie (1961)
  21. A Giant Raisin Bran cookies recipe from 1998, plus a bonus version from 1976
  22. Raisin-date cake, sticks & drop cookies (1962)
  23. Brownie Ice Box Cookies (1962)
  24. Karo Lace Cookies (1965)
  25. Chocolate chip, Oatmeal scotchies & Double mint chip cookies (1987)
  26. Toll House Pan Cookies & Oatmeal Scotchie Pan Cookies (1982)
  27. Chocoroons: Cookies with coconut filling & chocolate frosting (1964)
  28. Wonderful walnut chocolate chip cookies (1978)
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Peanut & peanut butter cookie recipes
  1. 20 delicious retro recipes for old-fashioned peanut butter cookies
  2. Reese’s cookies: Peanut butter & chocolate (1982)
  3. Southern peanut bar cookie recipe (’70s & ’80s)
  4. Choco-Peanut Butter Bar Cookies (1972)
  5. Award-winning peanut brittle cookies from the ’50s!
  6. Peanut butter golden brownies (1979)
  7. Cocoa Peanut Logs with Cocoa Krispies cereal (1968)
  8. Choco peanut butter dreams cookies (1987)
  9. P-Nutty Butterscotch Crunchies (1961)
  10. Easy Doozits and other sweet recipes starring peanut butter (1962)
  11. Peanut m&ms confetti cream cones & peanut-sitting-pretties cookies (1969)
  12. Grandma’s peanut butter molasses cookies recipe (1947)
Vintage pumpkin cookies
  1. Pumpkin cookie bars (1987)
  2. Pumpkin Bars, Coconut Choco-Swirl & Date bar Cake (1971)
  3. Pumpkin spice cookies & Pumpkin nut bread (1982)
  4. It’s the Great Pumpkin cookie recipe! (1986)

 

Christmas cookies from 1987

More delicious classic Christmas cookies
  1. Double chocolate treasures cookies (1987)
  2. Colorful m&m cookie recipes (1963)
  3. m&ms Party cookies recipe (1964)
  4. How to make easy m&ms jumbles cookies (1994)
  5. Kookie brittle (1967)
  6. The Date Walnut Double Decker Cookie (1972)
  7. Make mine mince: Mincemeat recipes (1950)
  8. Icy Christmas Cakes recipe (1969)
  9. Sweetheart Fudge Pie & Rocky Road Bar recipes (1982)
  10. Caramel fudge balls & shortbread cookies (1981)
  11. Frosty the Snowman sweet treats (1969)
  12. Make some colorful lollipop cookies (2002)
  13. Holiday chocolate chip squares cookie bars recipe (1985)
  14. Brown sugar pinwheel cookies (1994)
  15. Jell-O Pudding Cream Cookies (1967)
  16. Classic Carrot Pudding & Coconut Joy recipes (1979)
  17. Holiday cookie box: Cherry Velvet Cookies (1961)
  18. Holiday cookie box: Spicy Walnut Bars (1961)
  19. Holiday cookie box: Christmas stars (1961)
  20. Holiday cookie box: Almond heart cookies (1961)
  21. Holiday cookie box: Chocolate Lebkuchen cookies (1961)
  22. Holiday cookie box: Ischeler Tortelettes (1961)
  23. Holiday cookie box: Greek Christmas Cookies (1961)
  24. Holiday cookie box: Christmas cutouts (1961)
  25. Happy holiday cookies: Paintbrush Cookies (1956)
  26. Holiday cookie box: Lemony Yellow Ring Cookies (1961)
  27. Holiday cookie box: Decorated pepper cookies (1961)
  28. Chocolate-dipped cream cookies (1971)
  29. Norwegian Palettes Christmas Cookies (1959)
  30. Swedish heirloom cookies (1956)
  31. Gingerbread Fancies Christmas Cookies (1959)
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1963 McCormick Christmas cookies

Old-fashioned/antique cookie recipes
  1. 6 traditional gingerbread recipes (1910)
  2. Recipes for 3 kinds of Christmas cookies (1914)
  3. 3 citrus cookie recipes with lemon & orange (1912)
  4. 4 Yuletide cookie recipes (1922)
  5. 5 dainty cookie recipes (1911)
  6. Gingerbread and ginger snap recipes (1912)
  7. Let your holiday cakes be cookies (1918)
  8. Yule Dolly cookies (1904)
  9. 7 Christmas sweets for the little ones (1912)

 

Vintage Christmas postcard with cookies

Best vintage chocolate cookie & dessert recipes
  1. 7 chocolatey holiday cookie recipes from the ’80s
  2. Holiday chocolate nut squares (1997)
  3. Reese’s cookies: Peanut butter & chocolate (1982)
  4. 7 classic recipes for deliciously decadent old-fashioned 7-layer bars (aka magic cookie bars)
  5. Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies (1962)
  6. Choco-Peanut Butter Bar Cookies (1972)
  7. Brownie Ice Box Cookies (1962)
  8. Chewy brownie cookies (1995)
  9. Chocolate chip, Oatmeal scotchies & Double mint chip cookies (1987)
  10. Holiday cookie box: Chocolate Lebkuchen cookies (1961)
  11. Chocoroons: Cookies with coconut filling & chocolate frosting (1964)
  12. Toll House Pan Cookies & Oatmeal Scotchie Pan Cookies (1982)
  13. Choco peanut butter dreams cookies (1987)
  14. Double chocolate treasures cookies (1987)
  15. m&ms Party cookies recipe (1964)
  16. Sweetheart Fudge Pie & Rocky Road Bar recipes (1982)
  17. Colorful m&m cookie recipes (1963)
  18. Double chocolate: Two classic recipes for chocolate crackle cookies
  19. How to make super chocolate chunk cookies – plus a dipped version (1986)
Vintage bar cookie recipes
  1. 7 classic recipes for deliciously decadent old-fashioned 7-layer bars (aka magic cookie bars)
  2. Toll House Marble Squares bar cookies (1962)
  3. Christmas Rice Krispies treats: Ideas from the ’70s for fun shapes to make for the holidays
  4. The original Rice Krispies Treats recipe & their delicious history
  5. Choco-Peanut Butter Bar Cookies (1972)
  6. Holiday chocolate chip squares cookie bars recipe (1985)
  7. Sweetheart Fudge Pie & Rocky Road Bar recipes (1982)
  8. Holiday cookie box: Spicy Walnut Bars (1961)
  9. Pumpkin cookie bars (1987)
  10. Southern peanut bar cookie recipes
  11. Choco-Peanut Butter Bar Cookies (1972)
  12. No-bake chocolate-butterscotch candy bar cookies (1980)
  13. Pumpkin Bars, Coconut Choco-Swirl & Date bar Cake (1971)
  14. Make some Betty Crocker Sunkist Lemon Bars (1974)

 

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

Vintage brownie recipes
  1. Gold Rush Brownies recipe (1951)
  2. 4 new walnutty brownie desserts (1960)
  3. Peanut butter golden brownies (1979)
  4. Rocky Road Bar Brownies (1971)
  5. Double Chocolate Brownie recipe (1982)
  6. German Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies (1967)
  7. Chocolate cherry brownies recipe (1987)
  8. Cream cheese brownies (1964)
  9. Chocolate-mint refrigerator brownies (1959)
No-bake cookies
  1. Cocoa Peanut Logs with Cocoa Krispies cereal (1968)
  2. Choco-Scotch Clusters recipe (1967)
  3. Easy Doozits and other sweet sixties recipes starring the combo of peanut butter & graham crackers (1962)
  4. No-bake chocolate-butterscotch candy bar cookies (1980)
  5. Christmas Rice Krispies treats: Ideas from the ’70s for fun shapes to make for the holidays
  6. The original Rice Krispies Treats recipe & their delicious history

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