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Gumdrop Cookies

Nostalgic gumdrops in cookies are delicious with each bite.

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrops are such a colorful candy and have been around for over 100 years.

They look magical as a decoration on a gingerbread house and are often used for “candy crafting” (making crafts out of candy).

There are fruit flavored gumdrops that are often referred to as just “gumdrops” and spice flavored gumdrops often referred to as “spice drops”.

I often buy gumdrops during the holidays and it almost never fails, without realizing it I mistakenly grab the spice drops instead of the fruit gumdrops.

There’s nothing like expecting to bite into an orange fruit flavored candy and instead biting into a spicy clove flavored candy.

For this cookie recipe the fruit flavored gumdrops are used but if you’re a fan of the spice drops, feel free to change the flavor of the gumdrops.

The hardest part about this recipe is trying to stop snacking on the gumdrops while making the cookies.

Here are more cookie recipes that are made with candy you may like “Peanut Butter and Caramel Kiss Cookies“, “Snickers Snickerdoodle Cookies” and “Butterfinger Snickerdoodle Cookies“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Gumdrop Cookie Ingredients

Butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, eggs, water, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, small fruit flavored gumdrops and chopped walnuts

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sugar and Egg in Bowl

In a large bowl add butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, water and vanilla extract.

Cookie Dough in Bowl

Beat with a mixer until light and fluffy.

In a medium size bowl add flour, salt and baking soda.  Stir together.

Flour in Cookie Dough

To the large bowl, slowly add the flour a little at a time while…

Cookie Dough in Bowl

…mixing the dough on the low setting.

Gumdrops in Cookie Dough

Using a large sturdy spoon, stir the gumdrops and nuts into the cookie dough.

Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter.

Gumdrop Cookie Dough

Drop the dough by the teaspoon full onto the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart from one another.

Gumdrop Cookie Dough

Bake in a preheated oven until light brown (about 12 to 15 minutes).

Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and let cool before serving.

Gumdrop Cookies

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More Cookie Recipes You May Like:

Toffee, Caramel and White Chocolate Cookies

Baileys and Coffee White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

Nostalgic gumdrops in cookies are delicious with each bite.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Gum Drop Cookies, Gum Drops, Gumdrop Cookies, Gumdrops
Servings: 24 (Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 cubes) butter for the cookie dough
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) small fruit flavored gumdrops
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened to grease the cookie sheet multiple times when cooking in batches

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a medium size bowl, add flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, water and vanilla.  Beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. 
  • To the large bowl, slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time while mixing the dough on the low setting.
  • Using a large sturdy spoon, stir the gumdrops and nuts into the cookie dough.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter. 
  • Drop the dough by the teaspoon full onto the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart from one another.
  • Bake in a preheated oven until light brown (about 12 to 15 minutes).
  • Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and let cool before serving.
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2 Comments

  1. What a fun idea for cookies…they look fantastic 🙂