Happy Spring Afternoon Everyone!
My friend Jennifer told me about stain glass window cookies. Regular sugar cookies with the centres cut out (before baking) and filled with crushed lifesavers...what a cool idea!
My son, Adam "helping" momma bake!
This is a before picture! I used tinfoil to help the melting process of the candy! (and helps for clean up on cookie sheets)
*If anyone has any tips or tricks on how to crush candy without making a mess, it would be much appreciated! *
I put a full pack of lifesavers in a Ziploc bag, and used my wooden rolling pin to beat the daylight out of the candy:) It worked out ok, but I need to crush them finer next time!
Finished product! Yumm!
Stain Glass Window Cookies
1 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Salt (I have cut out salt of baking and it seems to work just fine)
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Baking Powder
5 Cups Flour (more for rolling)
1 Cup crushed candy (lifesavers work best)
Cream together shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and mix well to form a soft dought. Roll out dough and cut into any sized circle, and a mini circle cut out of middle. Place on cookie sheet with tinfoil. Put some crushed candy in centre just enough to reach edge of mini circle. Put in oven for 8-12 minutes @ 350 degrees.