Linda's Let's Make Gumdrop Faces

READY IN: 1hr 2mins
Recipe by Lindas Busy Kitchen

I was at my friends house as a little girl, some 48 years ago, and her mom let us help her make these cookies. We had so much FUN decorating the faces. It is a memory that I truly cherish and one that I want to share with you. These are "THE BEST" cookies, and ones that kids love to make, so be creative! Preparation time does not include the time to chill the dough. The time varies depending on how much time you take to make your face parts, and decorate your cookies.

Top Review by Amandas Pantry

I had so much fun making these with my niece. She loved decorating them with the faces and made all kinds of funny ones! I used the spice gum drops and they made the cookies taste so good when you bit into one. We are giving them to all the kids in the family on their Christmas gifts along with a bow.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter, confectionary sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Sift together flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  4. Gradually stir into creamed mixture. Mix well.
  5. Shape dough into roll 2 inches in diameter and 12 inches long. Wrap in waxed paper.
  6. Chill several hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to bake preheat oven to 375.
  8. Cut into slices 1/4" thick.
  9. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Shape gum drops into eye, nose, mouth and ear shapes. The kids love this part!
  11. Decorate cookies with gumdrop pieces to make the faces.
  12. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  13. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
  14. Place on cookie rack to cool.

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