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Holiday Gumdrop Cookies

 Holiday Gumdrop Cookies
MAKING these cookies, I feel I'm keeping my mother's Christmas spirit alive. They were her special treat each year at holiday time. These cookies are great for keeping children busy - they can cut up the gumdrops and eat all the black ones (they turn the dough gray). -Letah Chilston, Riverton, Wyoming
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups spice gumdrops
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Cut gumdrops into small pieces, reserving black ones for another use.
  • Place gumdrops in a bowl. Add walnuts, raisins and 1/4 cup flour;
  • toss to coat. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, cream brown sugar and shortening. Add egg; beat in
  • buttermilk. Combine baking soda, salt and remaining flour; stir into
  • creamed mixture. Add gumdrop mixture and mix well. Chill for 1 hour.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before
  • removing to a wire rack. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 247 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.