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Gumdrop Twinkles : A Classic Christmas Cookie Recipe

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This recipe for Gumdrop Twinkles : A Classic Christmas Cookie, by , is from The Clark Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Rockne


1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup halved "spice" (red and green) gumdrops

Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs, add vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together, and stir into mixture alternately with the sour cream. Add nuts and gumdrops

Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.
Bake approximately 10 minutes at 400' F.
Cool and frost with butter frosting, sprinkle with
red or green colored sugar if you wish.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is fun to do with kids. They can cut the gumdrops (with a scissors), and help with the frosting and sugar-sprinkling, among other things. These cookies are always a much anticipated group project at our house!

(You may have to search for a bit to find the red and green spice gumdrops, but be aware that substitutions won't do!)




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