"Jumbles are one of the earliest types of cookies. This is from the handwritten 1862 household book of Mrs. Priscilla Jemison," Rae Katherine says.

Recipe by Southern Living May 1997

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Yield:
8 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, and mace; add to butter mixture, beating until blended.

  • Divide dough into 8 portions; divide each portion into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 3-inch log, and gently press ends together to form a circle.

  • Place 1/3 cup sugar in a saucer. Gently press 1 side of cookies in sugar, and place, sugared side up, on greased baking sheets; flatten cookies slightly.

  • Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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