Gum Drop Cookies

Goody, goody, GUM DROPS!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening, half butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup spiced gum drop, cut in small pieces
1/2 cup blanched almonds

Sift and measure flour; resift 3 times with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening; add sugar gradually and continue creaming. Add well-beaten egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add gum drops and drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Stick 4 almond halves in top of each cookie.Bake in a moderately hot oven (400° F.) for about 10 minute, or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove immediately to cake rack; they become crisp as they cool. About 24 cookies. The Modern Family Cookbook


  1. I hate gumdrops, especially spice ones.

  2. You are torturing me today. hot dogs and lima beans YUCK. Spice gum drops=YUM YUM YUM

  3. But limas & franks are so homey! Spice gumdrops: NO

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