These old-time cinnamon jumbles have been one of my favorite drop cookies since childhood!

old-time cinnamon jumbles

Cinnamon Jumbles


1/2 cup shortening (part butter or margarine) (use cold, not softened butter/margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp pure vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon


Mix shortening, 1 cup sugar, and egg well. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add to rest of ingredients. Chill dough.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.

Sprinkle generously with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon

cinnamon jumbles

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 min. or until set, but not brown.


cinnamon jumbles