Friday, November 26, 2021

Gumdrop Loaf


A great tasting Gumdrop Loaf
enhanced with the flavour of coconut.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups gumdrops
(omit black)
1 cup sweetened
flaked coconut

I used large gumdrops in this recipe
that I bought at the grocery store.
Cut them up and rolled them in
flour to keep them separated.
Use some of the 2cups of flour 
measured above.
If you use extra flour, the
loaf will be too dry. 
Baking gums are also available
in certain bulk stores.


Preheat oven to 350deg.F
Grease a 9x5 loaf pan,
lined with parchment paper.

In a bowl, with a mixer,  beat sugar 
and butter until light and creamy.

Add in eggs & vanilla and beat until fluffy.

In a separate bowl, stir together the 
flour,  baking powder and salt.

Gradually add the flour mixture into 
the sugar mixture alternating with the 
milk until mixture is smooth.

Stir in the gumdrops and 
coconut until well combined.

Spoon mixture into the prepared baking pan.

Bake 350deg.F for 1 1/4 hrs. or
 until tester in centre comes out clean.
Do not overbake.

Let cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Turn out and cool on wire rack completely

Dust with icing sugar.


  • To view a previous blog on 
    a larger Gumdrop Cake without coconut,
    I did last year, click on

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Lemon Christmas Cookies

 If you like the flavour of lemon 
you'll love these cookies. 
Very fast and easy to make
 with minimal ingredients.

I used a new mitten cookies cutter
to make these.


3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt.

For the glaze:

2 cups powdered/icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
Candy decorations. 

Heat Oven to 350deg.F

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar 
with electric mixer on medium
 speed until light and fluffy. 

Add lemon peel and egg,
beat until well blended.

On low speed gradually add in the
 flour and salt until well blended.

Place dough on a floured surface,
The dough will appear that it 
needs more liquid, but it doesn't. 
Mix it together with your hands.

Roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick.
Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter.
Place cookies on an ungreased 
cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until 
cookies just begin to brown.
Remove from cookie sheets 
to cooling racks.
Cool completely about 10 minutes.

Making the Glaze

In a small bowl, mix powdered/
icing sugar, lemon juice and water.
Spread glaze on tops of cookies,
sprinkle with candies to decorate.

When glaze is dry, store
in an airtight container.

I adapted this recipe from:
for their snowflake cookies.

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