Christmas Gum Drops Cookie

2 C Packed brown sugar
1 C Vegetable shortening
2 Eggs
1/2 cups Buttermilk
3 1/2 cups Flour
1 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoons Baking soda
3 cups Gumdrops candy (chopped)

Beat together sugar, buttermilk, shortening and eggs. Stir in the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the chopped gumdrops and stir. Cover dough and chill for at least 60 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees. Drop the dough by round teaspoons full, placing about 2″ apart on to ungreased baking sheets. Bake about 8 – 10 minutes, til nearly no indentation remains on cookie when touched with finger. Remove from baking sheets quickly once done.

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