Christmas Cookies from early 1900s

Christmas Cookies from early 1900s

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900! 

This third recipe is for Christmas Cookies from a personal notebook belonging to my great-great-great-grandmother. It’s also vegan—no eggs or butter! 

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Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 c honey
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 1/4 c flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of allspice
  • 1 tsp orange flavoring
  • candied orange peel
  • almond slivers

Heat the honey and sugar together until sugar melts. Cool. Sift and measure flour, spices, salt, and baking soda. Add cooled honey mixture, stirring well. May need to add a dash of water to help dough combine. May also need to knead the dough toward the end. Press into small baking molds or roll into balls then press flat. Decorate with almond slivers and orange peel. Bake at 350 for 10-15 min.


Want to learn more about cookbooks circa 1900?

Cookbooks from this era were incredibly influential in many scenes and characters in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. I shared more about it in these three blogs:

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