Grandma Wolcotts Chocolate Jumbles (1912)

Total Time
2hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Great Grandma Wolcott and Aunt Grace would make these delicious frosted cookies. They are like a chocolate ginger bread cookie and a cup of milk tops them off. I make them for Christmas to share with family and friends, and usually double the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix soda into molasses then add brown sugar, eggs cinnamon, and cloves.
  2. Melt lard, butter and chocolate, then add to mixture.
  3. Sift in flour gradually, until stiff.
  4. Refrigerate to make dough hard and easy to roll.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until about 1/4 inch think.
  6. Cut using a "jumble cutter" (great grandma use to have these custom made) or cut ino 4 inch circles with a 1 inch hole in the middle. You can also use cookie cutters.
  7. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 7-9 minutes in 350 degree oven. The cookie edges will start to turn brown.
  8. Make a frosting with water and powdered sugar and frost cookies.
  9. Tip: If cookies dry out, place the heal of a piece of bread in the storage container.
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5 5

I made just a third of this recipe, more as an expirement than anything else, & it was most successful! Not only are these great tasting cookies, but the recipe is well worth keeping around so I can make more during the winter holidays! THESE CHOCOLATE TASTIES ARE EXCEPTIONAL! Thanks for a great keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]