Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar; divided
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup choped fruit flavored gumdrops
2 egg whites

1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in gumdrops.

2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into dough.

3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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