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Gumdrop Cookie Mix in a Jar

1-3/4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1-1/2 cups (10 oz.) spiced gumdrops, cut into pieces

Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda, and add to the jar.
Add the brown sugar, and press down gently to form a layer.

Combine the granulated sugar and the gum drops to coat the cut
pieces of the candy with sugar, to prevent the candy from clumping
together. Add them to the jar.

Put lid on the jar and attach the following instructions to a gift


1 jar Gumdrop Cookie Mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla

Remove the gumdrops from the jar and set aside. Empty the remaining
cookie mix into a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine. Add butter
or margarine, egg and vanilla. Mix until completely blended. Add the
gum drops, and mix gently. shape into walnut-size balls, and place 2
inches apart on sprayed or parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at
375 for 12 to 14 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Cool
5 minutes on baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool

Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.