Do you have any of those old recipes that have been in your family for as long as anyone can remember? You know, the one’s that everyone seems to know and love? Maybe can’t remember where they came from originally and likely have funny names? This cookie recipe is one of those in our family. We’ve always called them Soft Jumbo’s – we have no idea why. I can remember being a very little girl, visiting my grandparents on their farm in Iowa and making these. I always got to do the frosting and likely ate as much as I got on the cookie.
We still love this recipe, but have updated it to be more in tune with the way we cook today at the Inn. Instead of the shortening that the recipe calls for, we’ve used butter. In the frosting, we use finely grated lemon zest and juice instead of lemon flavoring. And we updated the name too so people have an idea of what we’re talking about when they see them.
These still taste great and even though I’m sat in Kennebunkport, they take me back to those summer days in Iowa. Our guests are enjoying them, we hope you enjoy them too.