Saturday, September 11, 2010
Cookie Recipe #252 - Gumdrop Gems
These little gems are a "chillin" sugar cookie topped off with a gumdrop. Make them up the night before for quick baking the next day.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup small gumdrops, sliced in half.
Instructions: In large mixing bowl cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together well; beat in egg. Stir together flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture till blended. On waxed paper shape dough into a 12x2 inch roll. Wrap in waxed paper and chill several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheets. Top with halved gumdrops in center of each cookie. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven about 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on baking sheet one minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Gifts from Your Kitchen", Meredith Corporation, USA, 1976.