Stained Glass Stars
Stained Glass Cookies are a Christmas classic. Sugar cookies are cut out in the shape os stars and filled with crushed Life Savers. As the cookies bake, the candy melts, creating a stained glass effect.
This recipe make approximately 4 dozen cookies.
- 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 5 rolls (1-1/4 oz. each) fancy fruit candies such as Life Savers
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.
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 cookie shape on dough leaving 1/2- to 3/4-inch border of dough. Cut out and remove dough from center of cutouts; set aside to re-roll as needed. Place cutout shapes on baking sheets lined with foil. Repeat with reserved dough.
Crush each color of candy separately between 2 layers of wax paper with mallet. Spoon crushed candy inside centers of cutout cookie shapes.
Bake at 350°F for 6 to 8 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before removing from foil.
- Cookie dough can be wrapped airtight and refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months