Grandma’s Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

I can remember finding these jeweled delights on a platter at my Grandma’s house and falling in love. They were so tasty – and the fruity gumdrops were a nice lift among all the rich and gooey treats at Christmas. Be warned – they are ADDICTING – but so worth making!

Grandma’s Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

  • 1 cup softened margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 cups small fruit gum drops, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars. Blend until smooth. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Gradually stir into sugar mixture. Add oats, coconut, and nuts. Stir in fruit.
  5. Mound by spoonful onto lightly sprayed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 12-15 minutes.

You can used the spiced gumdrops if you’d like, but I always preferred the fruit flavored gumdrops.

As an alternative, you can use chopped candy orange slices – delicious!

This is a recipe I’m planning to make with my girls this year. I don’t know how many gumdrops will actually make it into the batter, but we will have fun doing it together!!!

3 thoughts on “Grandma’s Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

  1. Marsha 'Nana' Baker says:

    OH Yeah! Thanks for this reminder…I have orange gumdrops in my ‘stash’ and need to use them…LOVE these too!

      • Marsha 'Nana' Baker says:

        T-riffic idea. Actually, I think grandma’s recipe is the one I gave her! =) I got mine from Leona Robinson….very same recipe. How about that??? Glad you can remember grandma making them. Love U! XO

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