Stained Glass Cookies Recipe
- 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
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.