Gumdrop Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups quartered green, red and white spice-flavored gumdrops
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. 

  3. In large bowl, beat softened butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy; scrape side of bowl.
  4. Beat in egg just until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of the quartered gumdrops. 

  5. Shape dough into 60 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten each ball to 1 1/2-inch circle. On each dough round, sprinkle sparkling sugar and place 3 quartered gumdrops. 

  6. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set and light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store covered in airtight container.

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