Gumdrop Hermits

Gumdrop Hermits

Soft and spicy, these cookies are great to send to family or friends.

25 min.prep time 1:30total time
4 1/2 dozen cookies
222 Ratings

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups small gumdrops, halved
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

Place brown sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture and sour cream. Beat until well mixed. Stir in gumdrops and walnuts.

Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 13 to 18 minutes or until edges are browned..

Recipe Tip

Hermits are old-fashioned New England spice cookies. Here they get extra spice from the cut gumdrops in the batter. Their pleasantly moist texture comes from the brown sugar and sour cream. This makes them good shippers and the gumdrops make an enjoyable, chewy addition. Once tasted, they won't hide away like true hermits for long and are sure to please both children and adults.

Recipe Tip
Cut gumdrops with scissors dipped in cold water.

Recipe Tip
If cookies spread too much during baking, refrigerate dough until firm (1 hour).

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #12223©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

A great way to use up gum drops leftover from other projects. I found the cookie to be moist and will make them again.
Made these as part of my holiday baking and did not like them. Neither did my husband. They were pretty dry, and the taste is not good. Will not make them again.

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