Stained Glass Cookies
If you are going to hang these pretty cookies, poke a small hole in the tops with a straw before baking.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 48 COOKIES
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Grandma’s molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 35 hard candies in different colors (Life Savers work well)
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, molasses, and vanilla; blend well.
Blend in dry ingredients. Chill 1–2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Break candies into a powder. Do this easily by putting all candies of one color in a zip-top bag and pounding with a meat mallet. Repeat for each color.
Roll out dough on a floured surface to ¼" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Using small cookie cutters, cut shapes. Place cookies on baking sheet; fill cutout areas with crushed candies.
Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool cookies completely in pans or candy will break off and separate from cookies.
Stained glass cookies look especially pretty when a ribbon is threaded through the hole in the top and the cookies are hung in a window where the light shines through them. They can also be hung on the tree as special treats for the little ones to find.