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Gumdrop Cookies Recipe

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flaked or shredded coconut
1 cup cut-up gumdrops (see note)

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In medium mixing bowl, cream sugar and sour cream. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add extracts and blend well.

In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend into sugar mixture. Mix in coconut and gumdrops. Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheet, setting them about 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes or until done. When done, let cool on pan 1 to 2 minutes. Then transfer to a rack to cool. 

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Notes: Use any color gumdrops but black. Cut in half or in thirds with kitchen shears. Lightly dust with flour after cutting to keep pieces from sticking together.

Variation: Chopped nuts can be used in place of coconut.

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