These are easy and fun cookies for your children to help with. Keep extra gumdrops on hand for snacking helpers!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 cup shortening
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 48 small gumdrops
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cream shortening with vanilla. Add sugars gradually, creaming well. Add eggs and beat thoroughly.
Sift flour, soda, and salt together; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats.
Shape dough into balls and put on greased cookie sheets. Make a hollow in each ball and place a gumdrop in each hollow.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.