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Gumdrop Cookies

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Gumdrop Cookies
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 60

Whether you grew up with them or are just discovering their colorful appeal, Gumdrop Cookies deserve a permanent spot in your baking repertoire. This updated version was kitchen-tested to achieve the perfect sugar cookie consistency and just the right amount of spice drops—so you know they’ll be perfect every time.

Updated August 24, 2018
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2
    cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2
    cups granulated sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2
    cups quartered green, red and white spice-flavored gumdrops
  • 2
    tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat softened butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg just until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of the quartered gumdrops.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 60 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten each ball to 1 1/2-inch circle. On each dough round, sprinkle sparkling sugar and place 3 quartered gumdrops.
  • 4
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set and light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store covered in airtight container.

  • Gumdrops can be fruity or spice-flavored. Fruit gumdrops are larger than the spice-flavored gumdrops. For this recipe, we tested with spice-flavored gumdrops.
  • For best results, make sure gumdrop pieces remain separate when stirring into dough so there are some in every cookie!
  • Coarse sparkling sugar adds extra sparkle to holiday cookies and can be found in the cake decorating section at most grocery stores.
  • Make cutting spice drops easier by spraying kitchen scissors with cooking spray to help prevent spice drops from sticking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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