stained glass cookies

★★★★★ 3
By Karla Everett
from Greenacres, WA

These cookies are so fun to make and easy too , great for making edible Christmas ornaments too. "Photo and recipe provided courtesy of Kraft Food & Family magazine, www.kraftfoods.com. For more information or to sign up for a free subscription, please visit www.kraftfoods.com/magazine."

★★★★★ 3
method Bake

Ingredients For stained glass cookies

  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    honey
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    calumet baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 5
    rolls (1-1/4 oz. each) ring-shaped hard candies

How To Make stained glass cookies

  • 1
    BEAT butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    PREHEAT oven to 350°F. 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. Trace 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. Place cutouts on baking sheets covered with foil. Shape remaining dough into ball; re-roll to make additional cutouts.
  • 3
    CRUSH each color of candy separately between 2 layers of wax paper with mallet. Spoon crushed candy inside centers of cutouts.
  • 4
    BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before removing from foil.
  • 5
    kraft kitchens tips : HOW TO MAKE COOKIES INTO ORNAMENTS : Before baking cookies, use a drinking straw to poke a hole in the top of each cookie cutout. Bake and cool as directed. Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole to use for hanging.
  • 6
    STORAGE KNOW-HOW : Cookie dough can be wrapped tightly and refrigerated up to 1 week, or placed in freezer container and frozen up to 3 months.
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