Holiday Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

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Holiday Gumdrop Cookies Recipe
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Holiday Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

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Making these cookies, I feel that I'm keeping my mother's Christmas spirit alive. They were her special treat each year at holiday time. They're also great for keeping kids busy. They can cut up the gumdrops and eat all the black ones that would turn the dough gray if you put them in the batter. —Letah Chilston, Riverton, Wyoming
Featured In: Christmas Treats
MAKES:
84 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
84 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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 all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Cut gumdrops into small pieces; place in a bowl. Add walnuts, raisins and 1/4 cup flour and toss to coat.
In a large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar until blended. Beat in egg, then buttermilk. In another bowl, whisk remaining flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into shortening mixture. Stir in gumdrop mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Gumdrop Cookies in Reminisce November/December 1995, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 53 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1-1/2 cups spice gumdrops
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Cut gumdrops into small pieces; place in a bowl. Add walnuts, raisins and 1/4 cup flour and toss to coat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar until blended. Beat in egg, then buttermilk. In another bowl, whisk remaining flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into shortening mixture. Stir in gumdrop mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Holiday Gumdrop Cookies in Reminisce November/December 1995, p47

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268719
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2017

"I use the red and green gum drops for a festve look. They taste as good as they look!! Yum!"

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rmdavis1264 User ID: 8013465 215184
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"it's okay but I wouldn't make them again/"

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