Grandma Few’s tried and true family recipe for Old-fashioned Gumdrop Cookies! Loaded with gumdrops, coconut and oatmeal they are sweet, delicious and a nostalgic cookie that everyone loves!
Gumdrop Cookie Recipe
Today’s post is sponsored by Barlean’s, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. #ad #Back2School #HamiltonBeach
Hey friends, I’m so happy you’re here today! Can you believe it’s back to school time already? Most people would tell you when fall rolled around they dreaded going back to school. How about you?
Not me! We lived in the country and were surrounded by boys. I didn’t have anyone to play with. Going back to school was ok with me.
Pretty sure it was ok with my brother too because I was his constant shadow and I know he tired of me following him around.
Yes he seriously picked on me, but he was my keeper as well! Big brothers are the BEST!
Now that it’s back-to-school time I’m here to share a great giveaway in addition to the super yummy recipe for Gumdrop Cookies!
If you want to just enter the giveaway or just check out the recipe – skip to the bottom. Hey, that’s ok! I’m just glad you’re here!!
Grocery list for Gumdrop Cookies
- brown sugar
- white sugar
- baking soda
- baking powder
- vanilla extract
I love that they are loaded with oatmeal, coconut and gumdrops! These cookies are soft, chewy and delicious!
Oatmeal Gumdrop Cookie Recipe
Grandma loved her sweets and I’m so happy to preserve and share her recipes!
What kind of gumdrops can you use?
I used the classic sugar coated gumdrops, so yummy! You can also use gummy bears. Gummy worms would be super fun for Halloween, really you can use your favorite candy!
Although you can chop up the candy, I did not. I really liked chomping on big chunks of gumdrops! These cookies are super chewy and delicious!
For this recipe I receive a beautiful hand mixer from Hamilton Beach. I really like how throughly it mixed this thick dough. I highly recommend it!
What does drop cookies mean?
Drop cookies are “dropped” onto the baking sheet using spoons or an ice cream scoop.
I’ve made these cookies both ways and preferred using spoons. Yes the cookies are not perfectly round, but it was easier to control the size.
Does the candy need to be chopped or diced?
No, there’s not need to chop the candies.
Although Grandma’s recipe didn’t call for it, I studded the tops of the cookies with gumdrops to make sure there was candy in every bite!
How to make Gumdrop Cookies
Steps to make GumDrop Cookies Recipe
- preheat the oven
- measure the dry ingredients and sift
- cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs until creamy.
- add the dry ingredients in three batches
- stir in the oatmeal, coconut and gumdrops
- drop by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet
- bake and enjoy!
Ready to do some baking? Here are more of my favorite cookie recipes!
Easy Gumdrop Cookies
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- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup coconut shredded
- 1 cup gumdrops plus more to top the cookies with if desired!
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.
- Cream together the butter, eggs, both sugars and vanilla.
- Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients in a couple of batches until completely mixed.
- Stir in the coconut, oatmeal and gumdrops.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
- This is optional, but I add 2-3 additional gumdrops to the top of the cookies before baking.
- Remove from oven, allow to rest on baking sheet for five minutes before removing and placing on cooling rack.
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- Omega Pal’s Prize Pack from Barleans
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- Cookbook and coupons from Rhodes Bread
- 4 six-pack bags of Crispy Fruit snacks (mixed flavors) from Crispy Green
- Best Sellers Collection Gift Box from The Spice House
- Freezable Lunch Bag + Mod Lunch Bento from PackIt
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