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Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

These fun cookies are chock-full of chewy gumdrops. I use red and green ones at Christmas, black and orange for Halloween and pastel shades for Easter. I've made this recipe for years and find that kids really get a kick out of the cookies with a candy surprise inside!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped fruit-flavored or spiced gumdrops
  • 2 egg whites

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in gumdrops.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into dough.
  • 3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 87 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Gumdrop Cookies

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AVanDe
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"These are a soft, chewy cookie that is very pretty on a tray. Be sure to add them to your X-mas cookie rotation!"

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mercuryspill
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"These turned out so good! I was a little nervous when I starting trying to fold in the egg whites but they mixed in just fine. I didn't bother chopping the gumdrops."

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okac
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"Turned out way better than I thought they would - love them!"

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jenndem
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Made these last night and they are great! I used the Christmas spiced gumdrops. Would like to try it with the regular."

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dollbabe_is
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"This is a delicious and easy cookie to make. I am excited to add it to my Christmas cookie list. Definately sharing this recipe with friends and family!!!"

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mev57
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"This cookie has been a holiday favorite from my childhood! So excited to see it. It's going in "My Recipe Box"! I love that almond extract is used. Yum!"

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KY_Cook
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2008

"Mmmmmmmmm! I have been CRAVING this kind of cookies...definitely going to be making them! :)"

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