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gumdrop cookies

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Samantha Dean
Ozark, AL

These cookies are double indemnity! Crunchy cookie with chewylicious parts!

★★★★★ 2
serves Yield: 3 1/2 dozen
method Bake

Ingredients For gumdrop cookies

  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped fruit-flavored or spiced gumdrops
  • 2
    egg whites

How To Make gumdrop cookies

  • 1
    In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and 3/4 cup sugar. Beat in extract. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in gumdrops. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into dough.
  • 2
    Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely