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Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

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


  • 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


  • 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.