Monday, January 2, 2012

My Humble Jumble Cookies

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!! I wish you all the best for 2012, mostly health and happiness. The rest is inconsequential.

I had a request from the Fabulous Miss V. over at Vonlipi's Favorite for my jumble cookie recipe, so here it is:


1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
Sugar and nutmeg to roll biscuits in

Cream butter and sugar. Beat egg whites and yolks separately. Add to butter mixture. Slowly mix in flour. This should be a very soft dough. Roll into balls in sugar and nutmeg.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet in 350 F oven for 7 - 10 minutes. Biscuits should not change colour.

I got this recipe from Dundurn Castle in Hamilton. If you're ever in the area, do yourself a favour and take the tour, especially at Christmas time. The home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers, it is so magnificent that the locals called it a castle. We took a tour of it a few years back at Christmas and the tour guides are dressed up in era costumes. This grand victorian home was all dressed up in natural greenery for the Holidays and it looked breathtaking. It really appealed to my love of everything victorian.

We sampled the jumbles in the servants' kitchen in the basement, and you could get a copy of the recipe. I have been making them ever since at Christmas. They're particularly delicious with a cup of Earl Grey tea, with your pinkie in the air, of course. Or not.


  1. I should try these for my next tea time! hugs, Linda

  2. Thank you soooooo much! I will try these as soon as i run out of cookies and chocolate!

    Happy New Year! Health and Joy to you and yours.

    Of course I'm sure finding a spring spurting loonies and twonies wouldn't hurt! LOL

  3. These look soooo good and easy too, which is always a plus in my book! Thanks for your comment over at Inspired today, I really appreciated it! Have a wonderful weekend. xo

  4. Mmm yum, those look so delicious! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful 2012!

  5. oh i love the simplicity of the recipe and few ingredients. they looks delicious. thanks for sharing, and for commenting on my pyrex find. how cool that you have the same pattern (i'd never seen it before) in a different colour combo!

  6. Hello Canadian blogger friend. So nice to meet you. I didn't get your name??
    How did you find me?
    I knew you were Canadian because I saw the yummy tourtière pies.
    My relatives live in the Oakville area. I've never heard of Dundurn, sounds lovely.
    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.