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Gumdrop Gems Recipe

Gumdrop Gems

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"These are easy and fun cookies for your children to help with. Keep extra gumdrops on hand for snacking helpers!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream shortening with vanilla. Add sugars gradually, creaming well. Add eggs and beat thoroughly.
  3. Sift flour, soda, and salt together; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats.
  4. Shape dough into balls and put on greased cookie sheets. Make a hollow in each ball and place a gumdrop in each hollow.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
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Dec 24, 2014

I really enjoyed these...I made the mistake of including the purple gumdrops in the first dozen not realizing that they tasted like black licorice...that didn't impress me, but after I realized the error of my ways, these were a breeze to make and tasted great! Thanks for submitting a recipe that a cookie baking hater such as myself enjoyed making! Updated review: I make these cookies every single year. They are super easy, they look good on a goodie platter and people enjoy them.

Dec 20, 2011

I thought these were really good! I did have to add about 3/4 cup extra flour, so it wasn't so sticky, but other than that these were very simple to put together and quite tasty. My little guy loved putting the gumdrops in the middle of each one. I would make these again! Thanks for sharing. :)


4 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

The cookie part of the recipe was delicious, but the gumdrop made it difficult to eat. The only ones who didn't seem to mind were the kids! :)


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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