Stained Glass Cookies

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Assorted brightly colored, hard candies
  • 1 (2 to 3-inch) star cookie cutter
  • Special Equipment: 1 small triangle cookie cutter
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the sugar and butter until smooth. Add the egg and the vanilla extract. Mix in the flour. Remove the dough from the mixer and press into a rectangular shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Remove from the refrigerator and cut dough into 1/3. Roll out dough, 1 piece at a time to a 3/16-inch thickness. Cut out as many large stars as possible. Repeat with all of the dough. Cut a small triangle out of each the arms on each star.

  • Place the hard candy, by color, into small plastic bags. Place a towel over the bags and crush the candy with a meat mallet. Place all of the cookies on parchment lined sheet pans. In each of the

  • triangle holes, fill with different colors of crushed hard candy. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown, and the candy has melted.


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