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horehound cough drops

Recipe by
Eddie Jordan
Bristow, OK

There are so many recipes for Horehound Cough Drops most of them are alike this is Mom's recipe

yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For horehound cough drops

  • 1/4 c
    horehound leaves
  • 2 c
  • honey
  • 2 c
  • 1/8 tsp
    cream of tar -tar

How To Make horehound cough drops

  • 1
    Boil the horehound leaves in the 2 cups water for 10 minutes. Discard the leaves.
  • 2
    Add twice as much honey as the remaining liquid and stir until smooth.
  • 3
    Blend 2 cups of sugar with 1/8 tsp. of cream tar-tar in a sauce pan and add the horehound honey mixture.
  • 4
    Stir over medium heat until sugar melts
  • 5
    Lower the flame and continue stirring till a dollop of the candy forms a hard ball when dropped in cold water
  • 6
    At that point, pour syrup onto a buttered baking dish and cut into small squares, As candy begins to harden.
  • 7
    Finally, roll in confectioners. sugar and granulated sugar. And store in airtight container