Coconut Gumdrop Cookies

Coconut Gumdrop Cookies


"These oatmeal cookies are chewy and sweet. The flavors of coconut, gumdrops and pecans are blended to perfection."
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30 m servings 116 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut, rolled oats, pecans and gumdrops. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Gently flatten cookies using a fork dipped in flour.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. 39 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Great cookie! When cutting up your gumdrops, place them in a bowl and cover with sugar. Then use a pair of scissors to snip them in half. The sugar will stick to the new edge and will keep the d...

Most helpful critical review

Forget the gumdrops! I made these twice; once with gumdrops and once without. My family did not care for the gumdrops at all but without the gumdrops the cookies are very good; cookies had a che...

Great cookie! When cutting up your gumdrops, place them in a bowl and cover with sugar. Then use a pair of scissors to snip them in half. The sugar will stick to the new edge and will keep the d...

These were very tasty... I added more gumdrops than 1 cup, and make sure to get the really spicy ones to give this cookie more kick! I used butter rather than shortening and it worked well. Al...

I loved these cookies. I omit the pecans (just b/c I do not like them). Use baking gums in the cookies, they come in just red,green,orange and yellow. These gumdromps are small so all you have t...

Awesome base recipe! The recipe called for shortening as an ingredient, but butter in the directions - so I used half of each. I used chopped gumdrop orange slices in this that I had bought for ...

I make these every year for Christmas. At first, I was hesitant to use all shortening instead of butter, but I decided to follow the recipe exactly. The cookies came out awesome! The only mis...

These are great cookies. My family fought over them. My daughter took some to her Christmas party and they were the hit of the party. I used red and green spiced gumdrops. The only thing I w...

Butter flavored shortening works best. My family has been making these for 30 years, but have never added nuts (kids prefer without!). We always at least double the amount of gumdrops it calls...

These are so good .They are chewy and very tasty. I omitted the pecans which didn't effect the recipe at all. Definetly to be recommended.

This recipe has been number one with me for years. I am so excited to find it on here. My gramma made these when I was a child, and I lost her recipe. I would call them Christmas light cookie...