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Gum Drop Cookies

So Christmasy and colourful on your baking tray - these cookies are chewy and delightful! They are also so easy and a cookie fav. for sure!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour you can substitute gluten free if you want!
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Gum Drops (1 package of Nutty Club) We use Nutty Club - but you can just cut up jujubes if you can't find them!

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Prepare two cookie sheets by lining with parchment.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until well combined and light. Add the egg and the almond extract.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients until well mixed.
  • Stir in gumdrops
  • Drop cookies on cookie sheets - approx. 1 tbsp size will give you 24 cookies
  • Bake in oven for about 10 - 12 minutes. I start watching mine at about 9 - and usually pull out at about the 12 minute mark. You don't want them to get dark on top.
  • Let cool a minute on the cookie sheet and then transfer to rack until completely cool.
  • Store in a zip top bag in the freezer for Christmas (and hope that your kids don't eat them all before then :) )
Keyword christmas, christmasbaking, christmascookies