Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

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Vickie Parks


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).


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makes 6 dozen cookies
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1 c
    gumdrops, cut in half

How to Make Gumdrop Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease or butter baking sheets; set aside.
  2. Thoroughly cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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About Gumdrop Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #gumdrop, #Cookies

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