Cinnamon Jumbles Recipe


1/2 cup shortening - or part butter part margerine or lard

1 cup caster sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup buttermillk

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup caster sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


Cinnamon Jumbles Recipe

Circa 1960 - the origins of this recipe might be as old as 600 A.D.! And most likely arrive on our shores from England where history says that the King liked them and carried the recipe in his pocket... in 1458. Not quite sure this all true. Still we can surmise that the recipe is old.

1. Mix the shortening, sugar, and egg thoroughly

2. Stir in buttermilk  and vanilla

3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl

4. Whisk together the dry ingredients

5. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir to combine

6. Chill the dough overnight

7. Pre-heat oven to 400F

8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes - until set but not brown