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Stained Glass Heart Cutout Cookies Recipe

Stained Glass Heart Cutout Cookies Recipe

Field editor Dixie Terry from Goreville, Illinois suggests these delicious and festive-looking cookies with a "stained glass" heart in the center.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup crushed clear red hard candy
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting, optional
  • 4 drops red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 4-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Cut out centers with a 1-1/4-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter; set aside to reroll. Place cookies 1 in. apart on lightly greased foil-lined baking sheets. Fill centers with crushed candy.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until candy is melted and edges of cookies begin to brown. Cool completely on baking sheets. Carefully peel cookies off foil. If desired, combine frosting and food coloring; pipe around edges. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 151 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.