Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies


Next up from my Grandma’s recipes…Gumdrop Cookies!  When she marked “good” on the top right of the recipe card I have learned that they certainly will be!

I don’t remember these growing up and neither do my brothers and sister. Maybe they were a favorite when her children were young. I found these Fruit Jellies at TraderJoe’s and decided to use them instead of gumdrops.
For the 1 cup of gumdrops called for in the recipe I cut each of these jellies into 6 pieces, and they were the perfect size.
The batter was very thick especially after adding the oats and coconut. With some persistence I was able to then stir in the fruit jellies until well incorporated.
When the cookies came out of the oven I immediately placed a 1/4 fruit jelly on top, and this worked well. They melted right into the hot cookie and stayed in place for a perfect garnish.
We had a family party yesterday and everyone LOVED these cookies! I was especially thrilled that these cookies were a hit with our teenagers, if they’re happy I’m happy! I think they are a new family favorite, and I’ll make them every Christmas from now on.
Try them out and let me know how you like them!

Gumdrop Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1 cup gumdrops or fruit jellies, cut into pieces


  1. Mix butter and sugars until well combined.

  2. Add eggs one at a time.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter/sugar mixture.

  4. Mix in oats and coconut.

  5. Stir in gumdrops or fruit jellies.

  6. Drop teaspoon of batter on a greased baking sheet.

  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes.

  8. Place a gumdrop or 1/4 fruit jelly on top of hot cookie immediately after coming out of the oven.

Recipe Notes

Yields 4-6 dozen cookies depending on amount of batter dropped onto cookie sheet. 


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