Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's National Gumdrop Day!

Today is National Gumdrop Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating that candy we all know and love--the gumdrop.
What exactly are gumdrops?
Gumdrops are brightly colored fruit and spice candies made from a mixture of pectin or gelatin, water, sugar, flavoring and coloring.
All I care is they taste wonderful. Happy Gumdrop Day!


Virginia C said...

I love gumdrops--both the regular kind and the spice drops. One is never too old to eat gumdrops : )

Gumdrop Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. margarine, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 c. quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked
1 c. flaked coconut
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. gumdrops, sliced

Blend together butter, margarine and one cup sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla until well mixed; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in the next 4 ingredients just until mixed; chill dough about one hour. With floured hands, roll dough into 1-1/2 inch balls. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten cookies using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.

Kat said...

Happy gumdrop day to you too.:-)

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

OMG they looks delicious! I headed to Wally World to get some of those after Valentine's Day tins of gum drops for cheap! Oh, yeah
Happy Gum Drop Day!

N.J.Walters said...

Oooh, thanks so much for the recipe, Virginia. It sounds yummy.

Happy Gumdrop Day, Kat!

lol I know what you mean Abigail-Madison. I'm suddenly in the mood for gumdrops. :)