Recipe courtesy of Mary Wilhelm

Cranberry Cashew Jumbles

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 18 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 48 min
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies
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1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup chopped salted cashews

5 ounces chopped dried cranberries

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

3 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Continue beating until mixed well. In a separate bowl, combne flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, and mix well. Stir in cashews and cranberries. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  3. Frosting: Stir together confectioners' sugar and orange juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
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