Thursday, December 18, 2008

Grandma's Gumdrop Cookies

Grandma's house and cookie jar...they went together for us. My Grandma always had a surprise in her cookie jar and one of our favorites were her gumdrop cookies. You can use either spiced gum drops or fruity ones. She always did the spiced ones. These are so yummy and pretty with red and green for Christmas. -Kristin

1/2 c. shortning
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
1 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. coconut
1 c. halved gumdrops

  • Cream together the shortning, sugars and vanilla.
  • Add egg and beat; set aside.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt then gradually beat into sugar mixture.
  • Stir in oatmeal and gumdrops.
  • Drop by rounded Tablespoons full shaped into ball with hands. Lightly press down on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 350 for 10-15 minutes.

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