Stained-glass Sugar Hearts Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup butter
<br>- 1 cup shortening
<br>- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 2  eggs
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
<br>- 1 cup crushed peppermint hard candies
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Cream together butter or margarine, shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients (except candy) and mix well.  Dough will be greasy.
<br>step 2: Using a floured surface and rolling pin, roll out dough.  Cut out 2 inch heart shaped cookies.  Using a 1 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a smaller heart in the middle of the larger one.  Put cookies on a foil lined cookie sheet.
<br>step 3: Inside of cut-out heart, sprinkle crushed candy crumbs (such as red life savers or candy canes).  Spread the crumbs to the inside edges of the cookie.
<br>step 4: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degees C) for 10-12 minutes.  When cookes have cooled, remove from sheets.  The cookie can be frosted if you desire.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup crushed peppermint hard candies

Directions
step 1: Cream together butter or margarine, shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients (except candy) and mix well. Dough will be greasy.
step 2: Using a floured surface and rolling pin, roll out dough. Cut out 2 inch heart shaped cookies. Using a 1 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a smaller heart in the middle of the larger one. Put cookies on a foil lined cookie sheet.
step 3: Inside of cut-out heart, sprinkle crushed candy crumbs (such as red life savers or candy canes). Spread the crumbs to the inside edges of the cookie.
step 4: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degees C) for 10-12 minutes. When cookes have cooled, remove from sheets. The cookie can be frosted if you desire.

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