Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Stained Glass Sugar Cookies

Stained Glass Sugar Cookies

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From the kitchen of Bethany

If you have a large family I recommend tripling the recipe as the cookies must be on the large side in order to hold the life-saver.

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
6-10 minutes
2 Dozen
Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly


2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
4 rolls multi-colored Life Savers candies


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie pans with parchment paper.

  2. Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar and vanilla.  Add egg; beat until fluffy.

  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; blend into creamed mixture.

  4. Divide dough in half.  Chill for 1 hour.

  5. On lightly floured surface; roll dough 1/8 inch thick.

  6. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

  7. Cut Life-Saver sized hole in centre of cookie, place a life-saver in the centre of each cookie.

  8. Bake for 6-10 minutes.

  9. Cool slightly, remove cookies from pan.


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