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Stained Glass Cookies

No recipe image available.These festive cut-out sugar cookies, with colorful candy 'windows', can be eaten or used as holiday decorations.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup or more finely crushed hard candy

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Place dough on lightly floured surface; roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with 2 1/2 to 3-inch floured cookie cutters.
  6. Trace a smaller version of each cookie shape on dough, leaving 1/2- to 3/4-inch border of dough. Cut out and remove dough from center of each shape; set aside.
  7. Place cutouts on baking sheets covered with foil. Shape remaining dough into ball; re-roll to make additional cutouts.
  8. Spoon crushed candy inside centers of cutouts.
  9. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool completely before removing from foil.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.