Stained Glass Easter Cookies
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Life Savers Fancy Fruit candies, crushed to crumbles and sprinkled on top of these cookies, give them a look of having stained glass in their centers.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar, melted
1/2 cup honey, melted
1 egg, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, melted
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking soda, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
Five pack Life Savers Fancy Fruits
In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat margarine, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla extract until thoroughly blended.
Blend in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cover; chill at least two hours.
On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters into desired shapes. Trace smaller version of cookie shape on dough leaving a 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch border of dough. Cut out and remove dough from center of cookies. Place cookie outlines on baking sheets lined with foil.
Crush each color of candy separately between two layers of waxed paper with mallet. Spoon crushed candy inside centers of cookies.
Bake at 350-degrees. for six to eight minutes or until candy is melted and cookie is lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before removing from foil.
Yield: 3-1/2 dozen cookies