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Gem Drop Gems

Published Sunday, 21 March, 2010 by kaavya




  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup small gumdrops, sliced (remove black gumdrops)


Cream butter, confectioners sugar, and vanilla. Beat in egg. Sift together flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture. Mix well. Shape dough into roll 2 inches in diameter and 12 inches long. Wrap in waxed paper. Chill several hours or overnight. Cut into slices 1/4-inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate tops with gumdrop slices. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from pan.

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