Christmas Treats from HCHM’s Cookbook Collection

Last week, we shared a slide show of Christmas decorations over the years in Harvey County.

This week features another tradition to celebrate the holidays – food.

Several years ago, HCHM published a cookbook. The recipes below come from this book as well as a collection of recipe cards in a private collection.  A Step Back in Thyme” is available at the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, Newton, Ks.

 Hot Wassail & Instant Russian Tea

Cookies & Candy

Mrs. Goertzen’s Fudge



The Kansan Kook Book, n.d.

In the early 1900s, the Evening Kansan Republican collected recipes and printed The Kansan Kook Book.  The recipes below are from volume 4.

Pride of the Kitchen, 1898



Some of the more interesting recipes have been written in the margins and cover of the book.




The Bride’s Cookbook, n.d.



If you try any of these recipes, let us know how they turned out!