Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together sugars and shortening.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Sift dry ingredients and add with coconut, oatmeal and cut-up gumdrops.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Drop by small spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees 8-10 min.
  6. Remove from pan right away and cool on rack.


Most Helpful

My husband loves these cookies and they make a pretty display on a platter. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Reynolds August 14, 2012

These cookies remind me of my childhood. The recipe we've used calls for only 2 eggs rather than 3, and uses 2 cups of oats.

Blue Plate Special April 23, 2010

Everybody should try these at least once. Every time, I make them, I get compliments. I use 2 cups of quick oats for this recipe. When my grandma used to make them, she liked to use orange slice candy instead of gumdrops. They were a favorite of all of us kids, young and old. It makes a lot of cookies. Be sure to use small spoonfuls because these cookies spread out a lot. I bake them on parchment paper.

Watkinslady30 December 26, 2007

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