Gumdrop cookies made with buttermilk that are perfect for Christmas or as a snack in front of the fireplace.
cut-up (3 to 4 pieces)
Mix brown sugar, shortening, buttermilk and eggs.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and gumdrops.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400℉ (200℃).
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inces apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched, 8 to 10 min.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
Note: Scissors, dipped occasionally into hot water, cut gumdrops easily.