Gumdrop Cookies

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1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 lg. eggs, well-beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup oats — regular, not instant
1 cup gumdrops, chopped — use red and green for holidays
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut, flaked
Cream shortening, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla together.

Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together; add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, gumdrops, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 375º. Shape into 1- to 1-1/2-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet, press flat with fork. Leave about 1/2 inch between cookies.

Bake for 10 minutes.

: Karen Helms Sublett

  • Substitute walnuts for pecans.

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