Stained Glass Cookies
- 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
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.
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.
Recipe courtesy of Jill Novatt of the Food Network Kitchens