Jumbles are old-time cookies typically made cake-like. These jumbles, frosted and garnished with fruit or nuts, make attractive and very good holiday cookies.
To see an apple jumble recipe, click here.
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup walnut pieces or chopped pecans
For the icing:
2 cups powdered
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pecans, maraschino cherries, or other fruit or nuts for garnish.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. Cream together
the shortening and sugars. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after
each. Beat until light and fluffy.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
3. Add the dry ingredients and the cream, one third at a time, alternating and starting with the dry ingredients. Add the nuts.
4. Drop the batter by mounded spoonfuls on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 9 or 10 minutes or until done. Cool on a wire rack.
5. To make the frosting, cream the butter until light. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue beating. Add the cream while beating, a little cream at a time, until the mixture is smooth and of spreading consistency. Frost the cookies once cooled. Garnish with nuts or fruit.