Gum Drop Cookies


Gum Drop Cookies


  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. gum drops
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts


  • Bring the butter to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the butter with the sugars and the eggs. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat slowly until combined.
  • Cut the gum drops into pieces. Add the oatmeal, vanilla, gum drops and walnuts to the mixture. Drop the cookie dough using a one-tablespoon scoop onto a greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

I remember my Mom making these cookies for Christmas!

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