Monday, November 29, 2010

Oatmeal Spice Drop Cookies

It's cookie season! These are a delightful change of pace and I was so excited to find this recipe after remembering eating something similar as a kid. My parents have no recollection of this cookie so I don't know where I ate them, but they were good, and these are too! These aren't necessarily a Christmas cookie - but they look really festive with the spice drops. At this time of year you can get just red and green spice drops which would be especially appropriate during this season.

This recipe makes only 2 dozen so naturally, I doubled it. (I left the original recipe here, so feel free to double!)

Chop up the spice drops first. I tried to leave the work to my mini chopper, but these are so sticky and stiff that all it did was pulverize the sugar on the outside of the spice drops! So I'm afraid you'll have to chop them by hand. Try not to eat too many while you chop....

Next combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Melt the butter, then let it cool. Once it is cool, pour it into a large mixing bowl and add the brown sugar.

Beat together until well combined, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture,

then fold in the oatmeal

and stir in the spice drops.

Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Bake for about 15 minutes until the cookies are golden but still soft on top.

Let cool on the sheets for 5 minutes then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

These cookies didn't flatten out all the way - if you want the spice drops to show more, you might want to just add them on top of the dough spoonfuls instead of mixing them in the batter. But regardless, they're delicious and a wonderful addition to your Christmas cookie collection!

Find more inspiration at Mouthwatering Mondays, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday at the Table , Tasty Tuesday and Whatcha Making Wednesday.

Oatmeal Spice Drop Cookies
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup spice gumdrops, coarsely chopped

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and brown sugar until well combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in oats and gumdrops.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake at 350 until golden around edges but still soft on top, about 15 minutes. Let stand on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Makes 24.


  1. Yet another Tuesday recipe that has me drooling! I don't even know where to get spice drops in Guatemala, so I'll have to save this recipe for my vacation to Canada.

  2. That was creative. Thanks for linking up with me.


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