Window Pane Cookies

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Charlene Lawson

By
@charmlaw

Found this in the Family Fun Magazine and LOVED making it with my kids!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
30 cookies

Ingredients

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1 c
unsalted butter
3/4 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 tsp
salt
2 1/2 c
flour
1 pkg
hard candy (jolly rancher)

How to Make Window Pane Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1To Make the dough: Using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, cream the butter, gradually adding the sugar. Beat in the egg until evenly mixed, then blend in the vanilla extract and salt.
  • 2With a wooden spoon, stir the flour into the creamed ingredients, about one third at a time, until evenly blended. The dough may seem soft, but it will firm up when refrigerated.
  • 3Divide the dough in half. Flatten each portion into a disk and seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 4To create the cookies: Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cover a sturdy baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat the foil with cooking spray. Between 2 sheets of waxed paper lightly dusted with flour, roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Remove the top sheet.
  • 5Cut out the cookies with a large cookie cutter. Use a spatula to transfer the shapes to the baking sheet, leaving about an inch between cookies. Remove the centers of the cookies with a smaller cookie cutter. (Save the centers to bake later.)
  • 6Place a hard candy (I used Jolly Ranchers) in the center of each heart and bake until the cookies start to brown lightly around the edges and the candy is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. To prevent sticking, line your serving plate or tin with waxed paper and place additional waxed paper between layers. Makes 30.

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