Sweet Stick Pickles
These could be done in just half a batch if you have fewer cucumbers. If you have a lot of cucumbers to use or if you don't want to can pickles, I have shared several other pickle recipes that I'll list below (just click on the provided link to find them!).
Several medium sized pickling cucumbers (I'd guess about 3-4 per pint that you want to do though that could be a high estimate - the syrup will fill at least 12 pints)
Wash and cut into sticks that will fit into pint jars. Place in a large bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover all the cucumbers. Place a cover over the top of the bowl. Let sit 4-5 hours. Drain and pack solidly into clean pint jars (wide mouth or regular).
In a large pot mix:
3 T. salt
6 C. sugar
3 3/4 C. cider vinegar
4 1/2 tsp. celery seed
4 1/2 tsp. turmeric
3/4 tsp. mustard seed.
Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Pour over cucumbers in jars, process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Joy's Notes: This is an old recipe and I'm not comfortable with only 5 minutes of process time so I do 10 and it doesn't seem to affect the firmness of the pickles.