Sweet holiday treats

Below, beginning at top and reading from left to right: Boxed Dates and Figs Stuffed with Fondant, Fresh Coconut Patties, Walnut Creams, Scotch Shortbread in fluted pie pan, Holiday Hard Sauce in glass jar, Rum Balls in fan-shaped glass dish, Spiced Raisins and Sugared Pecans in square dishes, and Peanut Brittle in cellophane bag.

Below, beginning at top and reading from left to right: Glass jars of Butterscotch and Bittersweet-Chocolate Sauces, Raisin-and-Peanut Clusters in red gift box, Burnt Almonds in leaf-shaped dish and plastic cheese box, Holiday Nut Roll on board, Candied Grapefruit Peel and Candied Cranberries in green dish, and cherry-topped Divinity Drops.

A collection of classic Christmas cookies & treats (1950)


Bright idea for holiday giving: Cookies… cookies… cookies!

Vintage cookie recipes from 1953


A new kind of cookies! Mrs Seaton’s prize-winning cookies

This recipe won her another blue ribbon last August! Makes BOTH drop and roll cookies in just one mixing!

1 cup Fluffo [shortening]
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2-1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Blend shortening snd sugar. Add eggs and beat. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add, blending well. Divide dough in half.

To make rolled cookies: to one half dough, add 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla, orange, lemon or almond extract, wrap in waxed paper and chill thoroughly. Divide and roll, part at a time, on a well-floured board, to 1/4 thickness. Cut and bake on greased baking sheet, 10-12 minutes at 375 F. Cool. Add icing if desired. Makes about 3 dozen cookies with average cutters.

To make drop cookies: To the other half of the dough, add 1/4 cup milk, and your choice of:

(l) 1 to 2 teaspoons almond extract, 1/2 cup chopped shredded coconut – or

(2) 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon extract, 1/2 cup each chopped dates and walnuts – or-

(3) 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. cloves and 3/4 cup seedless raisins – or –

(4) 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 3 tablespoons cocoa, stirred into 3 tablespoons warm water.

Drop by teaspoons on greased baking sheet, bake as above.

Makes 3 to 3-1/2 dozen cookies.

1955 Classic Christmas cookie recipes


Delrich “Variety” cookies recipe

Delrich variety cookie recipes

Delrich Christmas cookies


Starlight mint surprise cookies recipe


Merry Christmas Cookie recipes from 1950


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Source publication: Woman's Day

Filed under: 1950s, Christmas, Dessert recipes, Food & drink

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