Sunday, March 28, 2010

Helen's Gum Drop Cookies

Here is another recipe that Helen wrote very little information with. This is a bar cookie, we know this from the admonition to "cut into squares", and also by the long cooking time.

Helen's Gum Drop Cookies

4 eggs, beaten light
2 cups light brown sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 Tbls. water
1 cup chopped gum drops*
1 cup nuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch salt

Bake half hour on cookie sheet in slow oven. Cut in squares. Use red and green gum drops at Christmas.
*Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sift together flour, salt, and cinnamon; set aside. Beat tpgether eggs, brown sugar, and water. Add flour mixture to the batter and blend well. Fold in gum drops and nuts. Grease a 13"x9" pan and spread mixture evenly into pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares.
*Do not use black gum drops (licorice flavored).
*Use a pair of scissors dipped in cold water to cut the gum drops and keep them from sticking.

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