Gumdrop Cookies

December 03 00:00 2002 Print This Article
Gumdrop Cookies

Makes 40 cookies

Colorful gumdrop cookies are perfect for all your holiday cookie trays. Kids especially love to make and eat them. For a tasty variation, substitute 2-1/2 cups M & M candies instead of the gumdrops. They’ll be festive and delicious either way.


  • 1/2 pound butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups gumdrops


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix until well blended. On low speed, add flour and baking soda. Mix just until blended. Stir in gumdrops.
  3. Drop dough from a teaspoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spacing each 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  5. Remove cookie sheet from the oven. Using a metal spatula, remove cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack. Cool.
  6. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

Source: Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar

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