From Christmas 1968.
From the box of L.S. from Joplin, Missouri.
Gum Drop Cookies
2 c. brown sugar
2 T. water
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 c. gum drops–cut fine (omit licorice)
Beat eggs–add sugar and water.
Sift flour with cinnamon and salt.
Add flour to salt and cinnamon [then to] to egg and sugar mixture.
Fold in gum drops.
Grease pan real thick–flour and spread batter thin.
Bake in slow oven 30 minutes. 300-325 deg.
2 tsp. orange juice
3 tsp. butter (melted)
Powdered sugar to thicken. Spread on while cookies are hot–then cut.
Dec. 25, 1968