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Grandma Wolcotts Chocolate Jumbles (1912)

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“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.”
60 jumbles

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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