Last week, Sheryle, a reader and real-life cookie taster, mentioned an old recipe she had for a spice cake studded with...wait for it...chopped gummie orange slices.
I've considered making gummie bear and jelly bean cookies before--perhaps for an oatmeal version of a stained glass window cookie--but I've always been concerned that the soft candy would melt out of the dough or crystalize and get tooth-cracking hard while baking. Sheryle said neither of these problems popped up with her gummie cakes and that I should give a cookie version a go.
Fall is already in the air around here, and it'll soon be prime spiced-cookie season. I'd better to get to work on this one!