7 chocolatey holiday cookie recipes from the ’80s

Chocolate chip squares, Mocha shortbread cookies, Chocolate almond macaroons, Butterscotch apple cookies, Butterscotch bars, Chocolate-dipped brandy snaps & Snowballs

Christmas cookies - vintage recipes from 1985

1. Holiday chocolate chip squares

Holiday chocolate chip squares - vintage recipe from 1895


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
One 12-ounce package (2 cups) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
Three 6-ounce jars (30) maraschino cherries, drained, pat dry
16 small candy spearmint leaves, cut into quarters lengthwise


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a bowl, combine butter and sugar, beat until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract, mix well. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts.

Spread into greased 13″ x 9″ glass baking dish. Press 30 maraschino cherries into the dough, spacing them to form 6 rows, 5 cherries per row. Place two quartered spearmint leaves at the base of each cherry. Press into dough.

Bake at 350 degrees F

Time: 25-30 minutes

Cool. Cut into 2″ squares.

Makes 30 squares

Chocolate mini-chip holiday cookies (1994)

2. Mocha shortbread cookies

Chocolate cookie recipes from 1985 - Mocha shortbread cookies

3. Chocolate almond macaroons

Chocolate cookie recipes from 1985 Chocolate almond macaroons

4. Butterscotch apple cookies

Chocolate cookie recipes from 1985 - Butterscotch apple cookies

5. Butterscotch bars

Chocolate cookie recipes from 1985 - Butterscotch bars

Toll House Pie: Chocolate chip pie recipe (1986)

6. Chocolate-dipped brandy snaps

Chocolate cookie recipes from 1985 - Chocolate dipped brandy snaps

7. Snowballs vintage cookie recipe

Chocolate cookie recipes from 1985 (1)

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