Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 3 Dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups spiced gumdrops
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  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.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
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