Sugar Plum Cookies

Recipe by andypandy
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Heat oven 350.
  • degrees F.
  • Chop your sugared gumdrops into small pieces, I use scissors, or a sugared or floured paring knife. A little tedious job, but once its done, the recipe is a breeze.
  • Mix butter and sugar and cream well with wooden spoon.
  • (If using hand mixer do not over beat the butter and sugar, this will make the butter ooozz out while baking and end up with a buttery greasy cookie.).
  • Stir in the flour and the chopped gumdrops.( A tip is to use 1/4 cup of the flour tossed into the chopped gumdrops, so that they stay seperate after cutting.).
  • Shape dough into balls. This doesnt want to hold together well, so just squeeze each ball tightly to form.
  • Place onto cookie sheet.
  • Press a greased glass into the granulated sugar, and then press down on each cookie to 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut the small drops into pieces and press a few into each cookie.
  • Bake 10 minutes, or until edges are light golden.
  • Remove to wire rack.
  • Cool completely.
  • You will see that these are crumbly to make balls, You might even think that they won't hold up.
  • But do not add any more butter.
  • That is the reason that the last drops are pressed into place before baking.