Starlight Stained Glass

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I saw several recipes for this cookie while browsing the internet. You can use them as edible tree ornaments, or apply the method to walls in a gingerbread house. Although you may use different types of hard candies, be sure to consider the flavor combinations.
The Ingredients I used in Bogota
2 c flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/8 t salt
1/2 c brown sugar *
1/4 c butter, softened
1/4 c sour cream
1 large egg
1 t vanilla
starlight mints

Mix all ingredients together. Allow the dough to rest and chill for a few minutes in the fridge or freezer (covered, so it doesn’t dry out). Roll out the dough to 1/4″ thickness on a non-stick surface (if you use flour, your cookies may end up dry and tough).  Cut out shapes with a 3 or 4″ cutter.  Also cut a hole in the center in the shape that you want your “glass” to be; I used the nut-screw part of a pastry bag.  If you plan to use the cookies as hanging decorations, make a hole at the top of the shape with a skewer or a drinking straw. Place one mint in the center hole of the cookie. If your hole is bigger, you may crush several pieces of hard candy to fill the space.

Bake the cookies at 350*F (My convection oven was set more around 375*F) for around 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven, but allow them to cool so that the melted candy has a chance to harden. When the cookies are completely cool, you can thread them with plastic fishing line or ribbon.

* cookie dough wasn’t very sweet. You might want to add more sugar.

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