Hanukkah Recipe: Stained Glass Cookies

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Get ready for Hanukkah with these tasty and simple cookies.

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  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup crushed hard candy


Tip: Short on time? Use premade dough and skip down to step 3.

  • Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to the butter, and cream the mixture. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly-floured surface, roll out batter about ¼ inch thick.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Cut a small circle in the middle of each shape with a butter knife or smaller cookie cutter.
  • Place shapes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet, and carefully spoon ½ teaspoon of crushed hard candy into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 4-5 more minutes, or until the candy has melted completely.
  • Cool, first for 15 minutes on baking sheet, then move to cooling rack.

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