Do you remember gumdrop cookies from your childhood? They were so fun and yummy. We have made these Cherry Vanilla Gumdrop Cookies for Valentine’s Day in memory of those old fashioned gumdrops cookies.
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Ingredients Needed For Cherry Vanilla Gumdrop Cookies:
JuJu Cherry Hearts
How To Make Cherry Vanilla Gumdrop Cookies:
Cut JuJu Hearts into small pieces. We cut each heart into four pieces (can cut smaller) and I used kitchen shears. Set aside.
With an electric mixer, in a mixing bowl, combine shortening and sugar until smooth and creamy and well combined.
Add the egg and vanilla and blend well.
Next, Sprinkle the baking soda, salt and flour onto the egg and sugar mixture. Mix just to combine.
Fold in JuJu hearts and roll 22 cookies balls.
Place cookies on a parchment paper covered baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake in a 350 degree, pre-heated oven, for 11-13 minutes.
Remove baked cookies from oven and cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
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- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup JuJu Cherry Heart Candies cut into quarters
Cut JuJu hearts up and set aside.
Comine shortening and sugar until smooth and creamy, with an electric mixer.
Add egg and vanilla and combine well.
Sprinkle baking soda, salt and flour into the mixing bowl and mix just to combine.
Stir in cut up JuJu hearts.
Make 22 cookie balls.
Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes (my oven works best at 12 minutes) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
Remove from the oven when cookies are finished baking and place on a cooling rack to cool. Enjoy!
Note: I don't like to let these cookies get browned on top. The cookie color in the photo is just right.
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