Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Betty Crocker Christmas

My fabulously talented and very thoughtful blogging buddy Julie from Life With The Tucker and Wolek Clan surprised me with *gasp* my very own 1950s Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book. Wowowowowowowowow thanks Julie!!!


I thought I would share of couple of Christmas cookie recipes from this fabulous book! You know, I also have a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the 60s that I inherited from my Grandmother and I think my favorite part of these old cookbooks are the entertaining and every day meal planning tips. (And there's an entire section in this book from Julie that's just about Frostings and Fillings! Score! lol)

Here's a picture of some finished Christmas cookies in the book. (I can never decide if food pictures in vintage ads and cook books look crazy good or a little nauseating although the cookies in this picture look good to me! What do you think?)

Here are just a couple of recipes from the book, sure to be a delicious addition to your Christmas baking list this year! (Please click for a larger picture.) Let me know if you make some, I'll send you my address. ;) lol





Do you like to bake during the holidays? What's your favorite thing to make?

22 comments:

  1. Oooo that gingerbread boy looks so yum! I bet he tastes so yum!

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  2. Julie ROCKS - what a great gift! I have this exact copy. It was my Mammaws!! I need to get it out and drool over those cookie recipes again considering i am on this STUPID diet!!! I am so craving something ooey and gooey and bad for my TEETH!!!!

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  3. The pictures look like the ones from my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook! I wonder if it's the same one!

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  4. Love this post honey! I'm loving your new blog...have a great day! Kori xoxo

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  5. I grew up with that cook book. In fact, I think my mom still has it! lol. I'm not much for baking, not really suppose to have it anyways and it seems like both of our mom's still go all out. Besides I am a sucker for chex mix. Oh yeah! Love it soo much! I usually just request a lot of it from both mom's! LOL!

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  6. sooooooooooooooo happy U like it!!!! Wanna see u make something with one of the recipes!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Ooooh! I'm so jealous! :) That's a beautiful book!

    That page of cookies is incredible! That's a whole lot o' cookies!

    And those illustrations are gorgeous!

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  8. What a marvelous gift! I love cookies- at this time of year, I even like cookies I don't normally want! My favorite Christmas cookies are these little chocolate ones covered with powdered sugar my mom made when we were little. MMmmm!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh what a sweet gift and so lovely of your blog friend to send it, wow!

    I know what you mean with some vintage food pic's but these look fine.

    I'm not a real baker, but I admire anyone who does it, and will eat it happily :)
    xxx

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  10. OH WOW and Yum...What a great book. You are a lucky lady to recieve it.Thanks for r=the cookie recipes.I'm going to give them to my daughter.She likes to bake and I like to eat what she bakes...LOL.
    Thank you hon.
    Merry Christmas and May God bless you and yours this hoilday season,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

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  11. How lucky are you?! Those cookies look yummy, i will try some of the recipes and let you know how they turn out! xx

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  12. These just look like the holidays and they look great tasting as well.

    They make me want a glass of milk.

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  13. how wonderful a gift from your friend.

    books like that bring back memories of my childhood.

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  14. Dang, where can I find a blogging buddy like that? Beautiful book! :)

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  15. Beautiful book Maggi - and fantastic blog. I don't know if I'm a vintage lover or just a lover of things... whatever the era. Similar to what you said a few posts down. So I shall settle down and make myself comfy if you don't mind :)

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  16. Wow. That's awesome. Great gift. You're so lucky. Gotta love Betty Crocker. I'm sure there are so many wonderful recipes in there.

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  17. I have that cook book and it is MY FAVE!!! I found it at a garage sale for only $2!!! Can you believe it???

    I was sooo glad they had no idea of its real worth!

    Best cookbook EVER!

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  18. What a massively fantastic holiday gift! I've been eying that title on etsy for ages, and love that you shared some of the pages here - I now what it more than ever :)

    Have oodles of fun with your "new" culinary treasure, sweetie!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  19. Hey Duchess!! So are you going to make a half a dozen pans or so of 50's cookie recipes?

    I love looking through those old cookbooks. I have a couple old cookbooks, Maybe I should post some recipes as well sometime.

    Cheers!!

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  20. Wonderful pic! I love old Betty Crocker cookbooks. I inherited one from my mom and it's always fun to flip though it and try the recipes ;-)

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  21. What a fun treasure!!! Lucky Girl!

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  22. I have this cookbook. It was my mom's. It's awesome. I love page 431...Picture of a lady sleeping on the kitchen floor...caption: If you feel tired, lie down on the floor on your back, put your hands above your head, close your eyes and relax for 3-5 minutes! I don't think they put stuff like that in cookbooks today! :-)

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