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Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Josephine Lee
Added: Sunday, October 23, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c shortening (butter)
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 t vanilla
Sift before measuring:
1 c bread flour
Resift with:
1/2 t soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 c grated cocoanut or chopped nut meats
1/2 c small gumdrops (or large ones cut)
1 c quick-cooking oatmeal
1 egg, beaten

Directions:
Directions:
Beat the shortening, sugars and vanilla until creamy. Beat the sifted ingredients into the butter mixture in about 2 parts alternately with the beaten egg.
Stir in the cocoanut or nuts and gumdrops and oatmeal mixture.
Pinch off small pieces of dough. Roll them into 1 inch balls. Flatten them with a spatula dipped in milk. Bake the cookies in a moderate oven 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. This makes a soft cookie. If you want a crisp cookie, cook them for 19 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 40 two-inch cookies.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I cooked them for 19 minutes by mistake one day and I thought they were pretty good. All depends what you want, soft or crisp!

 

 

 

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