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Holiday Gumdrop Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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"
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Ingredients

25 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. In a mixing 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 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

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Most helpful positive review

This is one of my annual favorites. The gumdrop cutting is a pain, but I use a lot of flour on the knife to keep them from sticking.

Most helpful critical review

These cookies were good, however I didnt care for them. They were not bad cookies by any means. I guess you just would need to have the liking for them.

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This is one of my annual favorites. The gumdrop cutting is a pain, but I use a lot of flour on the knife to keep them from sticking.

These were very easy cookies, the thing I did with the gum drops I put them in the freezer over night for better cutting and when your knife gets sticky, coat it in icing sugar, it makes for a s...

These cookies were good, however I didnt care for them. They were not bad cookies by any means. I guess you just would need to have the liking for them.

My mother always made these cookies for the holidays too. She dusted them with powdered sugar. I could eat all of them.

My grandma used to always make the best gumdrop cookies and these are closest thing I've found to what hers tasted like! I used butter instead of shortening since that's what I had and they turn...

Made for family & gift giving. Enjoyed by all. Will use again.