Here are some classic Christmas cookie recipes from the ’70s for peanut blossoms, black-eyed Susans, coconut circles, orange drop cookies, pineapple-filled cookies, and Danish pastry apple bars!
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This exceptional Bacardi rum cake is a pudding cake baked in a ring pan, and flavored with Bacardi dark dry rum. You may be surprised at how easy it is to get an elegant cake – perfect for the holidays!
How did a character whose brief life ended so tragically become a hero of the happiest holiday? We have some theories plus four different vintage gingerbread man cookie recipes!
While there are many different recipes for this classic sherry bundt cake, here is one that has remained popular for decades This dessert is moist and decadent with the perfect amount of sweetness.
This retro recipe for super chocolatey, marshmallow cream fudge makes a perfect treat! You can even substitute marshmallow cream for regular old marshmallows for the same delicious recipe.
These Karo lace cookies are so thin & elegant, crisp & crunchy, you can serve them to company, give them as gifts, or hang them on the tree.
This retro recipe from the ’70s is for a delicious mocha sour cream cake – a bundt cake flavored with instant coffee and chocolate chips.
If you’re looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out our collection of more than 100 classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
Here is an easy 1970s chocolatey Coconut Joy no-bake cookie recipe from C&H. With it, you can easily make these sweet treats for the holidays – or any day of the year!
This carrot cake Christmas pudding is a variation of the classic holiday dessert, but based on a carrot cake recipe. That means it should make a delicious treat even for those who aren’t fans of old-fashioned plum pudding.
How about a little old-fashioned holiday inspiration? Check out these super-cute retro Christmas cake decorating ideas to help you use frosting to make a wreath, stocking, reindeer, Santa Claus cake and more!
Delicious Christmas and holiday recipes with walnuts, including Chess pie, Walnut nuggets, Plum pudding, Walnut stuffing, Scotch trilbies, Panettone, and other delights.
Make these melt-in-your-mouth classic chocolate rum balls with powdered sugar – candies with a little rum kick – with this retro recipe from 1982.
It’s a joy for the whole family to get in on the planning and making of holiday cookies days and even weeks before Christmas day arrives. Here’s a classic cookie collection from the ’50s.
Try these Triple Treat holiday bars: A vintage bar cookie recipe from 1973! They’re easy to make. Take one pan, bake one base, then top 3 different delicious ways.
If you’re looking to recreate that special vintage Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or want to discover old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here’s a big tasty collection of treats for you!
If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, we’d like to tempt you into giving a sweet twist to your holiday baking: these vintage-style snow-topped thumbprint cookies with a hint of maple!
Two Christmas traditions (eggnog and Kringla) rolled into one soft, cakelike cookie. Here’s how to make classic eggnog kringla cookies with this recipe from 1990.
Whether they’re right out of the box or in your favorite recipe, here is is an easy way to tempt the vanilla wafer lovers in your family: Make a nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake!
This peppermint marble angel cake gets an extra festive touch from peppermint extract and bonus bits of crushed peppermint candy. Here’s a vintage recipe from 1990!
Go a little retro this year! Make delicious holiday butter cookies and lots of different pressed Christmas cookie designs – including spritz – from these easy vintage recipes.
Ready for some good old-fashioned chocolate treats? Here are a dozen of our best vintage brownie recipes — lots of fudgy deliciousness with a retro twist!
You’ll love this old-fashioned clove cake that’s really different from any other spice cake you ever tasted.
This delicious gingerbread cake has a light and fluffy molasses meringue topping – perfect for the holidays!
From the 1981 C&H private collection comes fresh look at one of your favorite Christmas cookies: Golden thumbprints, the classic sweet-topped cookies.
Swedish rosettes, a light Scandinavian cookie, uses a rosette iron to create its distinctive shape. The result is as delicious as it is beautiful.
Fudge ribbon pie combines peppermint ice cream and a creamy fudge sauce, frozen and then topped with a peppermint meringue.
From the C&H private collection comes a recipe for these Christmas cookies. Viennese sugar twists are shaped like a pretzel, but are a whole lot sweeter.
This retro recipe for a classic walnut pie is a lot like America’s beloved pecan pie, but it gets its delicious crunch from walnuts instead. Try it!
Re-create that warm holiday feeling with an almond pudding loaf that’s will fill your home with the delicious aroma of home baking.
Get classic recipes for old-fashioned popcorn balls, along with peanut brittle, molasses, caramel sugared and confetti popcorn versions – plus tips for the best way to pop corn.
This Baker’s Chocolate Decadence cake from the ’80s is made doubly rich with chunks of chocolate plus raisins, dates, and almonds. It’ll put everyone in the holiday spirit.
This shaped butterscotch yule log is like a roll of butterscotch fudge that you cut into slices – and is super easy to make. Here’s how to make one for Christmas!
This cute Jell-O Jingle Jells recipe features bells cut out of Jello (with a cookie cutter) and served with flaked or riced Jello and whipped cream.
Want to serve something for the holidays that is deliciously vintage? Get recipes for three different fancy and festively decorated Christmas cookie recipes from the ’50s!
With these retro Christmas Jello recipes, don’t serve cranberries the same old way, try a star of a salad. Make a wreath with a wiggle. And a rum dessert that’ll make you see an old favorite in a new light
‘Tis the season for vintage Christmas Rice Krispies Treats, so find out how to make clown pops, surprise balls, crispy snowmen, toy animals and puddin’ tart shells and more!
Here are 20 classic mincemeat recipes (used to make the holiday favorite, mince pie) – as remembered through the decades by chefs, cookbook authors, in newspapers and family cookbooks.
Get some creative retro recipes for coconut Christmas cakes, with various festive holiday designs and themes from the 1940s through the 1980s!
If you’d like to celebrate an proper Edwardian-style Christmas, here are lots of ideas for you! Get inspired by these recipes, decor tips, vintage images and lots more.
What is a pumpkin roll? It’s a lightly-spiced pumpkin cake, jelly roll-style — filled with sweet, fluffy cream cheese. Try this retro version from the 70s!
From 1950: New adventure with pineapple: Classic pineapple pie! (Plus a tasty vintage variation to try) Try your hand… please your man with homemade pie
Create a holiday sensation with Duncan Hines & a bowl full of cherries: a vintage cherry Christmas tree cake!
If you have been looking for the perfect authentic old-fashioned fruitcake, this is for you! Get 20 traditional Southern fruitcake recipes – from Plantation Fruit Cake and beyond – right here.
1. European Sponge Cake Beat fourteen eggs and one pound of fine sugar well in a kettle, then set in a hot water bath and
Butterscotch oaties – a classic recipe to make 60 deliciously buttery melt-in-the-mouth cookies. Also get a bonus recipe for chewy butterscotch oat squares!
Gifts shining as though made by Santa’s own elves, all the more pleasing since you made them yourself with these vintage holiday recipes with Kahlua.
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!
Get the famous Can’t Fail 5-minute fudge recipe, plus 10 more fast vintage fudge recipes that you can make at home even today!
Get 7 tasty classic dessert recipes from the ’60s: Quilting bee fudge cake, Pink beauty cake, Apricot velvet pie, Banana cream pie, Orange-pecan coffee cake, Spice puffs, Crispy sugar cookies
Caramel! Maple! Buttermilk! When there are such amazing flavors that can be made into homemade fudge candy, why does chocolate fudge always grab the attention?
Indulgent much? This retro recipe for a Milky Wonder Cake makes one of the sweetest desserts ever. With the frosting, you’re looking at nine candy bars and four cups of sugar in one cake.