Stained Glass Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 3 tablespoons butter
<br>- ½ cup packed brown sugar
<br>- ¾ cup molasses
<br>- ⅓ cup water
<br>- 3 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
<br>- 5 ¾ ounces sourball hard candies
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and molasses until smooth. Add water. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture; blend well.
<br>step 2: Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
<br>step 3: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 4: Cut out paper stars, bells, hearts, or other holiday motifs. Trace shapes onto a sheet of aluminum foil. Place foil on a baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
<br>step 5: Roll pieces of dough into ropes about 1/4-inch wide. Outline the foil designs with ropes of dough. Press ends lightly together.
<br>step 6: Separate candies by color. In a blender or food processor, coarsely crush candies. Fill in dough outlines with the desired color candies.
<br>step 7: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)  for 4 to 5 minutes or until cookie is set and candy melts. Transfer cookies and foil to a cooling rack and cool completely before removing foil.
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Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup molasses
- ⅓ cup water
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 5 ¾ ounces sourball hard candies

Directions
step 1: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and molasses until smooth. Add water. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture; blend well.
step 2: Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
step 3: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 4: Cut out paper stars, bells, hearts, or other holiday motifs. Trace shapes onto a sheet of aluminum foil. Place foil on a baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
step 5: Roll pieces of dough into ropes about 1/4-inch wide. Outline the foil designs with ropes of dough. Press ends lightly together.
step 6: Separate candies by color. In a blender or food processor, coarsely crush candies. Fill in dough outlines with the desired color candies.
step 7: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 4 to 5 minutes or until cookie is set and candy melts. Transfer cookies and foil to a cooling rack and cool completely before removing foil.

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