These are from the 1957 Betty Crocker's Cooky Carnival recipe booklet. You could order it by mail when you purchased Gold Medal Flour. Their is not ONE bad recipe in this whole little booklet. This was a favorite growing up and is very versatile depending on what flavoring you might want to add. The cookies are very soft and moist, and you may frost them if you choose. I have included frosting recipe.
1) Butterscotch Jumbles- Follow above EXCEPT substitute brown sugar in place of granulated sugar.
2) Coconut Jumbles-Follow above EXCEPT mix into the dough 1 cup of moistened shredded coconut.
3) Orange Cream Jumbles- Follow above EXCEPT add 1 TBS of fresh orange zest and 1 tsp. of orange extract or 1 TBS. of fresh orange juice instead of vanilla. This would work with any fruit flavor, just adjust accordingly. Lemon or lime would be amazing !!!!
5) Chocolate Cherry Drops-Mix into Chocolate Dough 2 cups of halved maraschino cherries.
6) Fruit and Spice Drops- Follow original recipe EXCEPT sift with dry ingredients 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. cloves, and 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg. Mix into the dough 1 cup of cut of dates or raisins and 1 cup of chopped nuts. You may omit what you don't like and add what you do !
Blend together 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. vanilla or flavoring of your choice, and add enough milk (approx. 1 TBS.) until right spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired.
****Lillian***** You can add more orange zest and either orange extract or juice to the frosting. But if you use fresh juice make sure and add it before the milk so you will know how much milk you need to add. If the frosting gets to thin, just add some more powdered sugar. Hope you enjoy this, it is sooo good. You could also do this with lemon or lime the same way.