Subject: looking for a recipe from the early 70's
Date: 2/2/2019, 11:13 AM
On 2/1/2019 10:04 PM, Valerie wrote:
Good Day to you!
I have just found your website while looking up another recipe ingredient; what a great site you have!
I have been looking for this recipe for almost 20 years now, I have written to the magazines and tried
every place I could find, no luck!
It is a spiced cookie or gingerbread "type" of hard cookie that is just perfect for making gingerbread
houses. It was in a magazine from when I was 14 - 15 in the early 70's, most likely 1970 or 71. It
could have been Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping or Better Homes and Gardens; November or December issues.
I believe it was listed as a recipe for making houses, but is not a typical "Gingerbread" recipe;
because it does not have any eggs or rising ingredient so it dose not puff up and distort the cut out
pieces. The main ingredients I remember are a lot of honey, like a cup (or more) lots of spices, and
no eggs; and I really think it was Better Homes and Gardens but just not certain. I believe it was
described as a German Spice Cookie over a "Gingerbread" But just don't remember that well.
Thank you for your time and great website!
I could not find a recipe for egg-less gingerbread or German spice cookies with honey that mentioned
any of those three magazines. I have no way to search back issues of magazines for a recipe - I have
to search for a recipe that mentions that it comes from a particular magazine by name.
German gingerbread and German spice cookies are called "lebkuchen", and often call for honey, but they
also usually call for at least one egg. Common gingerbread recipes usually call for molasses or corn
syrup or golden syrup, and less often for honey.
The closest recipe that I could find to your description calls for corn syrup rather than honey.
See: The Spruce Eats
I will post this for reader input, but I see that you made this same request on another site in 2012
with no success, so I can't offer much hope. See: Old Recipe Detective