Grandpa’s Oatmeal Gumdrop Cookies

Grandpa's Grumdrop Chewy Oatmeal CookiesGrandpa’s Oatmeal Gumdrop Cookies


PREP TIME:Β 12 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes
SERVES:Β 28-30 Cookies

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This recipe is special to me. My grandpa used to bake for us kids all the time and that is why I love baking so much. These gumdrop cookies were his specialty. They bring me so much comfort along with good memories. They’re so soft, chewy, and delicious. They are perfect for the holidays and the guest will be begging you for the recipe.

You can make these cookies for almost any holiday. Make them for valentines day with red and purple gumdrops!

IMG_0544Gather your ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Unsalted
  • 1 1/4 Cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 (15 ounce) Bag Gumdrops

Grandpas Chewy Oatmeal Gumdrop CookiesSlice all the gumdrops in half. *If you do not like the taste of black licorice, make sure to remove the purple ones. I, however, LOVE the taste of black licorice.

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In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed.

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Slowly, beat in the egg and vanilla for 30 seconds.

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder.

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Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and combine.

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Throw in the gumdrops.

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Stir on slow speed until combined.

IMG_0572Place heaping tablespoon sized drops of dough two inches apart on a baking sheet.

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Bake 8-11 minutes at 350 degrees. The centers should be soft and the outsides should be lightly brown when they are done.

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Remove from the pan and set them aside to cool for 10-20 minutes.

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Grandpa’s Oatmeal Gumdrop Cookies


PREP TIME:12 minutes
COOK TIME:25 minutes
SERVES:28-30 Cookies

This recipe is special to me. My grandpa used to bake for us kids all the time and that is why I love baking so much. These gumdrop cookies were his specialty. They bring me so much comfort along with good memories. They’re so soft, chewy, and delicious. They are perfect for the holidays and the guest will be begging you for the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Unsalted
  • 1 1/4 Cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 (15 ounce) Bag Gumdrops

DIRECTIONS

  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Slice all the gumdrops in half. *If you do not like the taste of black licorice, make sure to remove the purple ones.
  3. In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed.
  4. Slowly, beat in the egg and vanilla for 30 seconds.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and combine.
  7. Throw in the gumdrops.
  8. Stir on slow speed until combined.
  9. Place heaping tablespoon sized drops of dough two inches apart on a baking sheet.
  10. Bake 8-11 minutes at 350 degrees. The centers should be soft and the outsides should be lightly brown when they are done.
  11. Remove from the pan and set them aside to cool for 10-20 minutes.
  12. ENJOY!

THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
1. Do you have a recipe thatΒ was passed down from your grandparents?
2. What is your favorite cookie flavor?
3. Did you/do you still leave cookies for Santa?

Comments

  • Anonymous

    These were great

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Jeanine

    This might be a silly question, but are spice drops and gum drops the same thing? I was going to the store to get them and only saw spice drops and didn’t know if they were the same so I chickened out haha

    Reply to Jeanine
  • Alexa

    I made these yesterday and they are SO tasty! I am a foster care case manager and always cook up a bunch of treats for my foster families. I made these to add to it this year and I think they are going to love them!

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  • Jessie @ The Acquired Sass

    1. Yessss. An oatmeal cookie recipe that is still my favorite cookie in general to this day! I shared it on my blog last week actually.
    2. I love oatmeal cookies. But hard to beat a fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookie.
    3. No more leaving cookies for Santa, but I used to love doing that.

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  • Melanie

    I’m loving all the recipes this week!!
    These cookies look amazing! Gumdrops in cookies is a great idea πŸ™‚
    I love using recipes that have been passed down in the family. My grandmas sugar cookie recipe is one of my all time favorites. I make them every Christmas!
    My favorite cookie flavor is chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin. Iced oatmeal raisin cookies are even better πŸ˜‰
    I’m surprised I never used to leave cookies for Santa as a kid! I do remember sprinkling “reindeer food” in my front yard on Christmas Eve as a kid. I was always so excited for that. Lol

    Reply to Melanie
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you! I have many more!!

      It is such a unique and delicious combo! I bet those sugar cookies are amazing. I make them as well πŸ™‚

      I love walnut and raisin oatmeal cookies!

      Lol I used to leave reindeer food and my mom used to eat them to make it look like the reindeer did. But, leaving cookies and milk for santa was my favorite thing in the entire world. I’d make over 100 cookies, but pick out my favorite five for him!

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  • Kimberly

    My Nana always makes Italian cookies and red wine cooks over the holidays. So delicious. We used them for our wedding instead of cake and they were a big hit πŸ™‚

    Reply to Kimberly
  • Lauren

    My grandma passed down her chocolate chip cookie recipe, and since turning vegan over the summer.. I’m trying to recreate it but nothing could beat hers! My favorite cookie flavor is either sugar or peanut butter. My family used to leave out cookies, but now since my sister and I are grown we don’t anymore. I love reading your blog!

    Reply to Lauren
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Sugar cookies are amazing with lemon! I’m actually making white chocolate lemon cookies today! I don’t leave them out anymore, BUT I still make them and excited to carry on the traditions with my future family πŸ™‚
      xo xo

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  • Emily B

    Gum drops in cookies? That’s a new one to me!
    1. Both of my grandmas always made sure snicker Apple salad was on the table when I came to visit. One grandma made it with homemade whipped cream and the other used cool whip and vanilla pudding. They knew the way to my heart πŸ™‚
    2. I really like a good old chocolate chip cookie but I do have a recipe for white chocolate like macadamia nut cookies that is pretty stellar!
    3. Nope. I honestly don’t even remember doing it as a kid! Though I am sure I did..

    Reply to Emily B
    • Taralynn McNitt

      So so so good!

      1. I love snicker apple salad. My aunt used to make it at family picnics. I actually have the recipes up on my blog! I bet homemade whipped cream is amazing in it.
      2. Those are both amazing cookies!
      3. Lol, I was CRAZY for Christmas and my parents went all out. They’d eat some of the cookies, leave me notes, footprints, and make it look like the reindeer ate the carrots I left for them lol

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  • Linda @ The Fitty

    I’m fairly certain that I can use this to make a microwave muffin too πŸ™‚

    Reply to Linda @ The Fitty
  • Emily

    These sound so yummy! I am definitely going to try.
    My favorite cookies of all time are white chocolate macadamia, and I definitely make cookies on Christmas Eve but they end up being for me and not Santa πŸ™‚ I am going to post 12 days of Christmas cookie recipes leading up to Christmas on my blog!

    Reply to Emily
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you! They are definitely my favorite.

      White chocolate macadamia are to die for! I actually made a healthier version last year and they were just as good! I’m excited to see your cookie post!!

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt
  • Michelle

    1. My mom always makes my grandma’s pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving. This year, (after 28 yrs) I helped her make them & actually saw the whole process. My other grandma has taught me how to make her pizelles & Italian knot cookies
    2. I like really any kind of cookie, just no raisins!
    3. No cookies for Santa but hopefully once my husband & I have children, we’ll start that tradition

    These look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe & Merry Christmas!

    Reply to Michelle
    • Taralynn McNitt

      That is so exciting and it sounds delicious. I would love to learn how to make pizelles! I might have to buy a maker. I also want to learn how to make homemade canolis. Thats actually on my bucket list!

      2. I’ll eat any cookie too!

      3. You’ll have to start the tradition πŸ˜‰

      xo xo Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  • Brooklyn

    What a creative idea! I’ve never heard of cookies like these before.
    They look amazing!
    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

    Reply to Brooklyn

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