This is my mom's recipe. She made these cookies quite often while I was growing up, and I always loved them! For Christmas, she used spiced or peppermint gumdrops (just avoid the black/licorice ones as they tint the dough an unsightly green color). For the rest of the year, she used regular gumdrops. She made these every year for our birthday parties, to give to our party guests in treat bags as they left. NOTE: Baking time is for each batch (which total baking time can vary depending on how many baking sheets fit in your oven).
servesmakes 6 dozen cookies
prep time15 Min
cook time10 Min
gumdrops, cut in half
How To Make
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease or butter baking sheets; set aside.
Thoroughly cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
Add the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oatmeal to the creamed mixture, and mix well. Add the coconut and gumdrop halves, and mix until well blended.
Pinch off pieces of dough, and roll the dough into small balls. Place rolled dough balls on a lightly greased or buttered baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Press each cookie flat with a spatula.
Bake in a 375° oven for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet, then transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
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