Sunday, December 20, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops

Do you remember these?
This "candy blossom" tree stands about 5" tall. A dime store good from days gone by, still makes such a cheerful sight!
With lots of yummy gumdrops around, I decided to make gumdrop cookies. I was so excited to have my hubby try 'em, 'cause they turned out good. Well, he took one look at them and said, "you know I don't eat anything with candied fruit!" I'm thinking my Christmas baking would last longer if I told him everything had candied fruit in it. Ha!
Gumdrop Cookies

1 C lard (I used 1/2 C butter & 1/2 C shortening)
1 C sugar
1C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 C coconut
2 C oatmeal
1 C gumdrops (cut into smaller pieces)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
2 C flour

Mix sugar, vanilla, and lard, add flour, soda, and baking powder alternately with beaten eggs. Add coconut, gumdrops, and oatmeal. Drop on greased cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.


vintagesue said...

i would eat the entire batch of those cookies....lard, coconut and oatmeal...yum..!!!!!!! even if candied fruit was in there. YUM. that is why i don't bake during the holidays....i love to eat and will eat way more than usual...
that little gumdrop tree is fun. we had those when i was a child and i always thought the purple gumdrops were just too spicy...
thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Oh I do remember these! We had one growing up and every year we 3 kids would put the gumdrops on, but we weren't allowed to eat them til Christmas day--however the tree somehow lost it's gumdrops along the way and I have no idea how! hehe! Love the cookie recipe! I'll have to give it a try. Merry Christmas!

Cathy ♥