Feb 8, 2011
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Sugar Cookie Recipe With Hard Candies

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Sugar Cookie Recipe With Hard Candies
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 50 mins
This is a simple recipe for sugar cookies covered with candies.
Ingredients
  • 120 grams butter
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 60 grams brown sugar
  • 1 table spoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 500 grams flour
  • 1/4 tea spoon salt
  • 3/4 tea spoon baking powder
  • 30 – 40 hard candies (such as Life Savers), preferably in several flavors and colors
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 375°F (or 175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add the molasses and the vanilla extract, mixing until incorporated. Add the egg and mix until light and smooth.
  3. Sift together the flour, the salt, and the baking powder. Fold dry ingredients in to wet mixture. Blend just until flour is incorporated. Divide dough in half and flatten in to two disks. Wrap disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least an hour and up to 2 days.
  4. Remove any wrappers on the candies and separate them by color in to plastic bags. Use a mallet to crush candies.
  5. Place one disk between two large sheets of waxed paper and roll. Use cookie cutters to cut dough in to desired shapes. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets. Using a smaller cookie cutter or a knife, cut shapes into centers of cookies, reserving these center bits to add into extra dough.
  6. Use a spoon to sprinkle the crushed candy into the hollowed-out centers of the cookies, filling to the edges. Try to keep the candy within the centers. If cookies will be hung as ornaments or decorations, poke a small hole in the top of each cookie before baking.
  7. Bake 10 minutes. The candy should be melted and bubbling and the cookies just barely beginning to brown. Remove baking sheets from oven and place on wire racks to cool. Allow cookies to cool on pans at least 10 minutes; otherwise, the candy centers may separate from the dough. When cookies are completely cooled, remove and store in an airtight container.
  8. Makes 2 to 4 dozen sugar cookies, depending on how large you make them.

 

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