Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup shortening

  2. 1 cup sugar, divided

  3. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  4. 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  7. 1 cup chopped fruit-flavored or spiced gumdrops

  8. 2 egg whites

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  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. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into dough. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.


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