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Stained Glass Window Cookies

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  •  3.9 stars stars based on 40 reviews
  •   80% would make this again
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These cookies have open spaces filled with crushed hard candy (bright colors work best). When baked, the candy melts and the cookie becomes a lovely stained glass window.

We don't recommend eating them, they are mostly for decoration. They can be eaten, but the melted candy gets very hard.

Makes about 36

2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
40 pieces of colored hard candy

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets very well or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and eggs. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with milk. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch wide strips and, on a well-buttered baking sheet, form into window frames. Alternately, cut with graduated cookie cutters so that there is a hole in the middle of each cookie. Keeping the colors separate, place candy in plastic bags and crush into small bits. Place crushed candies inside window frames. Bake for six minutes, or until candy is just melted. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, until candy is hard. Carefully lift cookies off baking sheet with spatula.

Note: Photo by Everyspoon, under Creative Commons license.

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Reviews of Stained Glass Window Cookies:

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  Kelly  Dec 22, 2011
Would make this again.
I definitely loved this recipe! Yes, you may have to add a bit of flower, but that's obvious because you'll be rolling it in flower so much that if it started off with a perfect amount, by the time you're finished making the shapes, there'll be too much flower!
I used Jolly Ranchers in the middle, and baked a little longer (about 9 minutes 30 sec) and I got perfect cookies!
5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 14, 2011
Would make this again.
it was a good recipe and the kids loved it - however i had to use more flour as the dough was quite sticky. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 24, 2011
Would make this again.
i loved the cookie i might be making it again because of the wonderful taste.Its very easy to make and yummy to eat!have wonderful times with these wonderful cookies!!! :-) 3 stars

  JoeJoe in Oak Ridge, TN  Dec 22, 2010
Would make this again.
Grat fun cookies, and very cool to make. but, hard to eat. 4 stars

  A cookie baker in Va  Dec 18, 2010
Would not make this again.
Horrible!! I followed the recipe exactly and the dough was like glue, stuck to everything!! What a shame I counted on this recipe because I misplaced my usual one and gonna have to miss my friends cookie party! 1 star

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