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What is a better treat this time of year than cookies? Every holiday season I am making cookies nonstop to give as gifts to my friends and loved ones. Because who doesn’t want a delicious treat as a gift? I recently made one of the prettiest cookies in my arsenal, Stained Glass Sugar Cookies. They made from a delicious sugar cookie and a candy center. I absolutely love the flavor, the Vanilla Paste from Rodelle certainly takes it to another level.
One of the best features of Stained Glass Sugar Cookies is that It truly looks like stained glass when you hold them up to the light. How pretty is that? They remind me of the stained glass in churches. I kept mine one color per cookie, but I’m sure that they would look great with a few colors in the candy center.
Making these cookies wasn’t too difficult, but it is more physical than most cookie recipes because you have to smash the candy. Thankfully I have a loving boyfriend who was willing to help and smash candy for me. And of course he was given first pick of cookies when they were done baking (well ok, after I shot them). And the rest will be given out as gifts this year!
This year I’m going home for a few days over Christmas and I’m really happy that I get to spend the holidays with both Tai’s family and my own crazy family. Because it’s family that really makes the holidays what they are. My family is large, loud and most likely watching a football game, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
What are your holiday traditions? What are your favorite cookies? Let me know in the comments section below!
Stained Glass Sugar Cookies
- 3 Cups Flour
- 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Butter Softened
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tsp Milk
- Powdered Sugar
- 1 Pound Assorted Fruit Flavored Hard Candies
- Parchment paper
- Using a meat tenderizer or hammer, crush candy until it is broken into small pieces the size of tiny gravel.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and milk. Gradually add flour and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Divide dough in half, wrap in saran wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for 30+ minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Sprinkle rolling surface with powdered sugar. Take dough and roll out until it reaches 1/4 inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the shape. Transfer cookie to a parchment lined baking sheet. Carefully use either a smaller cookie cutter or knife to remove the center portion of the cookie.
- Fill center with crushed candy, making sure to fill in all holes.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges have set and candy has melted.
- Let cool completely on pan before moving. Then enjoy!