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Gumdrop Cookies Recipe #BringtheCOOKIES

Gumdrop Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Cook Time: 12 mins
These soft, buttery Gumdrop Cookies studded with sugar-coated candies are perfect for any holiday dessert table and are sure to stand out from the rest!


  • 16 ounces fruit flavored gumdrops
  • 1/3 cup sugar to coat gumdrops
  • 1 cup margarine softened (I have always used Country Crock Sticks)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut gumdrops into small pieces, drop into a bowl of sugar, toss to coat. Remove from sugar, allowing excess sugar to fall back into the bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream margarine and sugar together until fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together  flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Stir dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until blended.
  • Stir in half of the gumdrop pieces. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flatten cookies. Top with more gumdrop pieces.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes until tops of cookies look dry, but edges are not yet browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days or wrap and freeze for up to a month.