2010 Cookie Contest: Mrs. Rahm's Gum Drop Cookies
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Submitted by Jodi Thompson
"This recipe came from my high school home economics teacher Margaret Rahm. It is unusual and very festive."
1 cup margarine
4 eggs (beaten)
2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. extract (no flavor listed, I guess use what you like, maybe orange extract, given the frosting flavor)
3/4 cup nuts
1 cup chopped gum drops that have been dredged in 1/4 cup flour (not part of the flour from above)
Spread in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Frost while hot.
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. grated orange rind
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Blend well and spread over the hot cookies in pan. Cool and cut into bars. Store in airtight container.