Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

A neighbor's sister used to make these cookies when I was growing up.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
  2. Cream shortening, add sugar & cream well.
  3. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together & add to creamed mixture alternating with beaten eggs.
  5. Add coconut, gumdrops, and oatmeal. Mix these well with a wooden spoon or by hand.
  6. Shape into balls, place onto cookie sheet and press with a fork.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is the very same recipe for Gumdrop Cookies that my mom used to make when I was growing up. These cookies are SO good. One word of caution to others though---don't include black licorice gumdrops because they can color the cookie dough a very unappealing deep green color. The cookie will taste just fine, but they just don't look all that appealing.

NorthwestGal November 02, 2008