Christmas dessert recipe — gumdrop cookies
Gum Drop Cookies. Goody, goody.
I have seen a lot of recipes for this cookie and have tried them, but none compare to Grandma’s. These are easy to make and great fun when you’ve got a kid or two involved in the cooking process. They’re colorful, as festive as you could ask for, indulgent and absolutely fantastic with a dollop of vanilla frosting spread on top of them. Spice gumdrops or the more traditional, fruit-flavored ones both work well with this recipe.
3 cups brown sugar
3 Tablespoons COLD water
3 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chopped nuts
1 ½ cups cut-up gumdrops
Beat eggs, add sugar and water beat. Add flour, salt and spices. Mix well. Add nuts and gumdrops, mix. Spread in greased pan 9 x 13. bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cut into squares. Cool. Frost and decorate with gum drops.
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Marci Nobles, a Benton resident, is a fantastic cook. Visit her on the Internet at The Crazed Wife Blog or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.