Many of us eagerly anticipate the holidays for different reasons. The sound of Christmas music, snow falling on the ground, making memories with loved ones, and — of course — the smell of cookies baking in the oven. It's a time for family and friends to come together to bond and reminisce about past holidays. One thing is for certain, there's always a favorite holiday cookie that your loved ones can't wait to make every year. Almost everyone has had a Christmas cookie recipe at some point in their lives, it is a traditional Christmas cookie. For these traditional cookies, each looks like it has stained-glass windows, beautiful and perfect for the season. You never know, these just may become your family's favorite.
Stained-Glass Christmas Cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 rolls of the multi-colored lifesavers candy
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Beat sugar, vanilla, butter, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, or mix vigorously with a spoon.
2. Stir in baking powder, flour, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for one hour until firm.
3. Cover the cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1/3 of the dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into shapes.
5. Place 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Cut out window pane designs from cookies. Place partially crushed pieces of candy in cutouts, mixing colors as desired.
6. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Immediately spread any unmelted candy with a knife. Cool completely on the pan.
Allow these delicious cookies to cook, and get ready for them to disappear! You could even wrap them and place them in a festive tin to send to family members to enjoy in their own homes. Enjoy!