Stained Glass Cookies
These cookies start with a basic sugar cookie recipe, but the addition of crushed candies gives them a special appeal. To crush the candies simple place in a Ziplock bag and break with a rolling pin, it’s best to have a dishtowel under the bag as the shards are sharp and could damage the counters surface.
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Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and cream for 2 minutes on high scraping down the sides as you go.
Add the vanilla and the egg and mix on low for 2 minutes.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and mix to combine.
Remove the dough from the bowl, form into a disc and wrap with saran. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Remove the dough from the fridge and let warm up slightly, roll 1/2 the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness, cut desired shape and place on cookie sheet. Use a smaller cutter to remove the center.
Place the crushed candies inside the opening, filling about 1/3 full.
Bake for 12 minutes, allow to cool completely before removing from the tray.