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Stained Glass Cookies recipe

Stained Glass Cookies.

The beauty of cathedral windows, is capturedin these cookies as they remind us of the reason we celebratethe holidays.

Recipe: Stained Glass Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 packages fruit-flavored hard candy rings, any flavor – crushed

  • Beat together butter, sugar, honey, eggsand vanilla with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix in flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surfaceto 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into desired shapes with 2 1/2to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Trace a smaller version ofcookie shape on dough leaving a 1/2-inch border of dough. Cutout and remove dough from center of cookies; set aside. Placecookies on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with reserved dough,re-rolling scraps as necessary.
  • Crush each color of candy separately betweentwo layers of wax paper with a mallet. Spoon crushed candy insidecenters of cookies, arranging different colors side-by-side.
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until candyis melted and cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completelybefore removing from foil.

    Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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