Gumdrop Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by CanaryLady

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

Top Review by NorthwestGal

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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