Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Gum Drop Cookies

Gum Drop Cookies

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From the kitchen of Virginia VanderMay

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10 minutes
Tags: Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups gum drops, cut up
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oatmeal


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Cream shortening, margarine, and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.

  3. Add flour, baking powder, salt and soda; mix well.

  4. Stir in oatmeal and gun drops.

  5. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes.


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Virgie1958 says:

They are great with oatmeal as well. What a surprise they are!

11/19/2017 6:30:45 AM

pump380 says:

We decided not to add any oatmeal but it was super good, once u bit into the gum drops the cookie kind of tastes like fruity pebbles. This cookie is a need for any Christmas party!!!

12/22/2016 9:50:40 PM

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