Can Be Made With Any Kind of Cookie
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar, divided
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 taespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped fruit-flavored or spiced gumdrops
2 egg whites
Ina large mixing bowl, cream shortening and 3/4 cup sugar. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in gumdrops.
In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into dough
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 mins. or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minbefore removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about: 3-1/2 dozen