Stained Glass Christmas Cookies

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Instead of making the same old Christmas cookies this year, impress Santa with stunning stained glass cookie ornaments!
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Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

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  • 1-1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1-1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Candy cane, gingerbread man, Christmas tree, and mini Christmas tree cookie cutters
  • Green, red, and brown gel food coloring
  • Green and red hard candy (such as Jolly Ranchers or Life Savers)
  • Straws
  • String, twine, or thin ribbon

Step 2: Make and Color Your Dough

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1.Cream together the butter and sugar. I set the butter out on the counter for about 30 minutes, chopped into small squares, to bring it to room temperature before beginning. (I have had bad luck with using the microwave to bring butter to room temperature.)
2.Beat in the eggs (I set these out on the counter with the butter to bring them to room temperature too), vanilla, and almond flavorings.
3.In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
4.One cup at a time, mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Scraping down your bowl as needed.
5.Divide dough into three equal sections. Add a few drops of red coloring to the first section, green to the second, and brown to the third. Knead each section of dough until the coloring is spread evenly throughout. Wrap dough and store overnight in the fridge.
bajablue2 years ago
These are so pretty!!! I don't know anyone who wouldn't love a box of these "ornaments" as a gift!
angelichigo2 years ago
Amazing idea. Thanks for sharing
sugarkissed.net (author)  angelichigo2 years ago
You're very welcome!
WUVIE2 years ago
Lovely! I've had my eye on a recipe for a while, but just haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely!
sugarkissed.net (author)  WUVIE2 years ago
Thank you . I hope you give these a try. They're a lot of fun and allow you to be creative with your cookies!
Sam DeRose2 years ago
these are awesome! you should enter them in the instructables "cookie contest"!
sugarkissed.net (author)  Sam DeRose2 years ago
Thanks, Sam. I did :)
That is perfect for Christmas! I imagine they are just delicious :D
Thanks, Penolopy!