For a fun family activity, fill the centers of cutout cookies with crushed hard candies. The candies melt during baking to resemble stained glass.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
5 rolls (1-1/4 oz. each) ring-shaped hard candies
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Let's Make It
Beat butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dough on lightly floured surface; roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with 2-1/2- to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Trace smaller version of each cookie shape on dough, leaving 1/2- to 3/4-inch border of dough. Cut out and remove dough from center of each shape; set aside. Place cutouts on baking sheets covered with foil. Shape remaining dough into ball; re-roll to make additional cutouts.
Crush each color of candy separately between 2 layers of wax paper with mallet. Spoon crushed candy inside centers of cutouts.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before removing from foil.
How to Make Cookies into Ornaments
Before baking cookies, use a drinking straw to poke a hole in the top of each cookie cutout. Bake and cool as directed. Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole to use for hanging.
Cookie dough can be wrapped tightly and refrigerated up to 1 week, or placed in freezer container and frozen up to 3 months.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
About 4 dozen cookies or 24 servings, 2 cookies each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.