Burts Gum Drop Cookies

Front of the Bert’s Gum Drop Cookies recipe card. I wonder if Bert is a man or a woman as Bert is short for Bertie, which was a popular name for woman several decades ago.

Berts Gum Drop Cookies

Berts Gum Drop Cookies


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup nut meats
  • 1 cup gum drops


  1. Cream together the sugar and shortening.
  2. Blend in the vanilla and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and oatmeal
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  5. Cut gumdrops
  6. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake 10 - 12 minutes at 350 degrees


  1. Wet knife before cutting gumdrops


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