I’m on a roll with the Valentine baking and crafts. I’m not sure what happened. We just started and now we can’t stop! When I saw these super cute cookies over at Family Fun I knew I had to try to make them. They are so clever and they look super cool, don’t you think? The Jolly Rancher in the center melts down and is transparent like. It actually looks like stained glass!
I have a good recipe for sugar cookies but I didn’t feel like making it. Do you ever get like that? I just wanted to try something new and I was looking for a recipe that you didn’t have to chill. I mean, I don’t mind taking a pause in my baking but sometimes it throws me off. I get on a roll, pause for a couple of hours, and then can’t get back into it. So I went surfing to find a new sugar cookie recipe. Where to start??? I knew Sue over at Munchkin Munchies wouldn’t let me down when I saw her No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe. So we started with that.
* 6 cups flour
* 3 tsp. baking powder
* 2 cups butter
* 2 cups sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 tsp. vanilla
* 1 tsp. salt
* Jolly Rancher candies
– Preheat over to 350 degrees.
– Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
– Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture.
– Roll to desired thickness. I always hate this part. I need those great rubber band things that you put on your roller to make the dough even. Mine always turns out wonky and uneven. But we try =o)
– Cut out shapes making a hole for the stained glass effect.
– Unwrap a Jolly Rancher and place in the center of your cookie
– Bake for about 8 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (Maybe you don’t have to line it but I think with the candy it’s a good idea.)
– Let cool on the pan. This step is important because the candy needs to cool and harden up.
And there you have it – Stained Glass Valentine Cookies!
We ran out of Jolly Ranchers before we ran out of dough so we made frosted sugar cookies as well. These just look so festive to me. The frosting is just the powdered sugar and milk combination with a little bit of food coloring in it and then sprinkles on top.
And thank you, Sue! This sugar cookie recipe is wonderful! It’s definitely better than the one I have (and thought was the best!)
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