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AUNT ANA: DAY 11 OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES

AUNT ANA: DAY 11 OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Decorating sugar cookies for Christmas has always been a tradition for me but I decided to change it up this year!

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Instead of decorating with different colors of royal icing I crushed up some jolly ranchers & used them to fill in these cookies! When they’re done baking you get a beautiful “stained glass” effect in these cookies!

 

Stained-Glass Sugar Cookies
Recipe from Martha Stewart  

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Ingredients

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • Very finely crushed hard candy, such as Jolly Rancher, in various colors (1 cup total)

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
  • Add egg yolks and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat to combine.
  • Form dough into 2 disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  •  Working with 1 disk at a time, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Cut out shapes and place on a foil covered baking sheet
  • Bake until cookies are pale but set, 6 to 8 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
  •  Remove sheets from oven; fill cutouts with crushed candy.
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  • Bake until cookies begin to brown at edges and candy is melted, 3to 4 minutes.
  • Let cool completely on sheets.

 

 

Stained Glass Sugar Cookies from Smocked Auctions Aunt Ana #12DaysOfChristmasCookies