Friday, December 21, 2012

Stained Glass Cookies

Beautiful & delicious cookies for Christmas....


4 cups flour
1 cup sugar + extra for rolling
1 large egg
1 (14oz can) condensed milk
1 cup butter (softened)
2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

a handful of colorful fruit flavored hard candies (crushed)


Beat together softened butter & condensed milk in a bowl. Add the egg, sugar & vanilla extract & beat again till frothy.

Sieve together flour, salt & baking powder. Gradually add to the wet mixture beating on slow speed.

Divide the dough into four parts & wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hrs.

Roll out the refrigerated dough to 1/8 inch thickness & cut out using cookie cutters.

Cut out holes to create the stained glass effect. Place them on a greased baking sheet.

Sprinkle the crushed candies in the holes cut out in the cookies.

Bake in 350F preheated oven for 6-8 mins till the sides are light brown or till the candies are melted.

Remove from the oven & cool for 10 mins.

Carefully remove the cookies from the baking sheet.



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