Kids love 'em!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup gumdrops, chopped
1/2 cup blanched almonds
① Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
② Sift and measure flour; resift 3 times with baking powder and salt.
③ In a separate bowl, cream shortening; add sugar gradually and continue creaming. Add well-beaten egg and beat until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add gum drops and mix well.
④ Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Stick 4 almond halves in top of each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove immediately to cool.
Per Serving: 109calories;4.6g fat;15.9g carbohydrates;1.5g protein;8mg cholesterol;65mg sodium.