Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gum Drop Cookies

Christmas Gum Drop Cookies½ cup of Crisco shortening½ cup brown sugar½ cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon pure vanilla1 large egg1 cup of all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup of quick cook oatmeal1 cup halved gumdrops, spiced or fruit flavored, your choiceCream together the shortening, sugars and vanilla.Add egg and beat; set aside.Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt then gradually beat into sugar mixture.Stir in oatmeal and gumdrops.Drop by rounded Tablespoons full shaped into ball with hands. Lightly press down on greased cookie sheet.Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes.

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