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Easy Cookies: How to make Jumbles
April 21, 2017

Some people called this cookie Jumbles or Jumballs but that doesn’t matter as long as they are edible and attracts kids attention easily.


Jumbles are cookies semi pastries , that looked alike bread but taste alike cookie at the same time.

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They are commonly sold in England bakeries and even here in Asian countries to accommodate different customer demands.


Jumbles are easily prepare and could last for days which is the reason why these cookies had became popular amond travelers and campers. Initially, Jumbles were created in the olden times because the density of the pastry was firm and quite hard. SOme people say that Jumbles could store up for months without becoming stale, if store in airtight container and away from hot sun. They are similar to French Breads, very filling and lasting.


In order to make Jumbles, the ingredients required are basic pastry ingredients; namely:




Vanilla essence

Caraway seeds

Cinnamon powder



Jumbles are usually twisted and turn into different shapes such as a twist of knot, a triangular or star shape before baking.


I guess that it was named “Jumble” because the shape of this pastry are all jumbled up too.


Jumbles are ideal for kid’s packed lunch box meal, a picnic trip, when travelling outstation or abroad for a period of time and camping trips.

You could save a lot of money of food while Jumbles are easily to bring along in bagpacks.

If you are sick and tired of the boring Jumbles, toss in different flavors into the batter before baking.






  • 150g butter
  • 150g castor sugar
  • 1 egg-beaten ( Grade A)
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 55g ground almonds
  • 1 lemon- grated rinds



  • Some honey
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar



Method to prepare

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Gradually beat in the egg.
  • Next, sieve in the self raising flour.
  • Then, pour in the almond powder and lemon rinds.
  • Mix well to form a firm dough.
  • Wrap in dough with plastic clig wrap, chill in the fridge for 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Grease the baking tray with a little butter.
  • Divide dough into 20 pieces.
  • Roll each dough into long strips and then twist into any shape that you desire.
  • Glaze the top of each Jumble with honey and sprinkle a little brown sugar on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-45minutes until goldden browned.
  • Allow to cool off before store in airtight container.



You can make alphabets Jumbles such as letter C or S by shorten the length of the dough strips.

Then, you can produce approximately 35 Jumbles .


To make your Jumbles to last longer, skip off the honey and brown sugar glazing.


To make more appetizing Jumbles, you add sprinkle caraway seeds , Black sesame seeds or cinnamon powder after you had glazed with honey on top.


Make Jumbles in batches so that you can freeze the dough in the freezer for later use.

Thaw the Jumble dough before baking in the oven.


Extremely suitable for breakfast or lunch meals.

Written by peachpurple



Photo taken by pixabay

Article checked by plagium


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