Remembers Barbara H. of Appleton, Wisconsin, “My mother gave chocolate chip cookies a new twist for the holidays by substituting chopped red and green spiced gumdrops for some or all of the chocolate chips.”
While dabbing in the kitchen one day, my husband, Dale, came up with these hearty cookies. I begged him to make them again, but he hadn't written down the recipe. Ten batches later, he finally recaptured the wonderful flavor.
“I came up with this recipe myself,” writes Bethany Thayer of Troutville, Virginia. “After trying several low-fat chocolate chip cookie recipes that were puffy and cake-like, I experimented some and came up with these.” Good-for-you walnuts give them a great crunch, too.