Stained Glass Christmas Cookies

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  • 2 Sticks | 1 Cup | 225g Butter
  • 1 Cup | 125g Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Cups | 375g Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 20-30 Hard Candies
  • 2 Cups | 250g Icing Sugar | Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Milk


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and pale.
  2. Crack in the egg and add the vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. In a clean bowl sieve the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet half at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  5. Divide the cookie dough in two and wrap with plastic wrap or greaseproof paper and place in the fridge to rest for at least a few hours.
  6. Roll the dough out to 1 cm thick or 1/3 of an inch.
  7. Cut the cookies out with the cookie cutters and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Break the candies up with a hard object like a rolling pin and place about a teaspoon worth in the middle of each cookie.
  9. Place the cookies into a 180C | 350F oven for about 6-8 minutes or until they just start to brown on the edges.
  10. Leave the cookies to cool completely before icing.

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