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Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe

Great effect, they look good

Ingredients

2/3 cup butter or margarine

1 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup milk

40 pieces of colored hard candy

Method

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 ½ 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.
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