Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop cookies are a delightful little cookie loved by young and old.

This drop cookie recipe is easy to make and stores well in an airtight container, and tastes even better after a day or two as the flavors meld. But do not be surprised if these cookies disappear pretty quickly.

A great tasting cookie to have on hand not just for the holidays but year round.

An easy way to cut sticky gumdrops into small pieces is by using a cutting board with a little sugar on it, and dipping the knife blade into sugar while cutting. As you add the gumdrop pieces to the measuring cup, sprinkle a little more sugar amongst the pieces, stir gently, and they will not stick together.

This recipe will make 50-60 delicious cookies.


  • 1 1/2 cups gumdrops, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp. milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease cookie sheets well.
  • Have gumdrop pieces prepared.
  • Measure flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl.
  • In another bowl cream butter and sugar until light.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and beat in.
  • Add vanilla, beat in.
  • Add spoonfuls of flour mixture alternately with milk, ending with flour.
  • Beat well after each addition, and scrape sides of bowl.
  • Stir in gumdrop pieces.
  • Using 2 teaspoons, drop heaps about 3/4 to 1 inch and an inch apart onto the well greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes until golden.
  • Cool on wire rack.

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