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Stained Glass Cookies
3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Plastic sandwich bags (one for each color Lifesaver)
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour mixture until just blended. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with aluminum foil; set aside.
Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into strips about 1/4" thick. Use to make the cookie outlines on the prepared baking sheets. Pinch ends together well. Add a crisscross in the center of each outline with additional strips. Be creative and design any shape you want, leaving openings for the windows.
Sort the candies into plastic bags by color. Crush them with a wooden kitchen mallet or rolling pin. Use the crushed candy to fill the openings in the cookies.
If you want to hang the cookies on your Christmas tree, thicken dough at the top and punch a hole with a straw before baking.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely, then peel off foil. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.