Saturday, January 09, 2010

Recipe - Gumdrop Cookies

I was talking about these cookies over the holidays on Twitter, and a couple of people requested the recipe. It's my kids' favorite Christmas cookie, but I'm sure they could be made any time of year. Here's the recipe!


1 cup butter, scant (what does this mean? I'm not really sure. I take a little off one of the sticks of butter.)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in milk (A tablespoon of milk is plenty)
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together butter and sugar

Add eggs and soda in milk, beat well.

Add remaining ingredients and beat well. (I use a stand mixer, because the dough gets very stiff.)

Form into logs (usually makes three), wrap in waxed paper and chill.
Slice and decorate with gumdrops. Place two inches apart on cookie sheet. (important, because they expand quite a bit in the oven.)

Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, or until light golden brown.

The wrapped dough can stay in the fridge for 3 0r 4 days, so you can bake as you go.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah!! Yummy! But my grandson never got around to making them when he was with me before Christmas, so I'm stuck with the gumdrops...