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.

Ingredients

  • 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 sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla cream

pecans, maraschino cherries, or other fruit or nuts for garnish.

Directions

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.

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