"Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite."--Ruth Reichl

Gum Drop Cookies ~ ~ LaWana Morrell Recipe

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Rebecca Pace
Added: Saturday, October 4, 2008


5 Cups Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 1/2 Cup Raisins
1 1/4 Cup Water
12 Cup Molasses
1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 TLB Butter
4 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
20 Gumdrops

Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer Chopped Raisins, Molasses and water...simmer for 10 minutes and cool. Cream shortening & butter. Add sugar gradually. Add eggs one at a time, beating in well. Add Vanilla, the raisin mix and sifted dry ingredients and beat well. Add cut up gumdrops and nuts. Stir thoroughly. Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake 400 degrees 12 - 15 minutes. If desired, frost while warm with powdered sugar icing.

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