1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter brought to room temperature
1 1/2 C sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red food coloring
1 bag of Jolly Ranchers
-Preheat Oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Separate the Jolly Ranchers into flavors and set aside watermelon and cherry to use. I did grape as well and it turned out really yucky. It smelled like cough syrup as it cooked and tasted about like it too. Learn from my mistakes and just don't do it ;-) Set the rest aside for use at a later time. Or you can just suck on them as you make these cookies :-P
-Beat in the egg, vanilla extract and red food coloring.
-Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl.
-Add flour mixture one cup at a time to the sugar mixture. Beat for 20 seconds after each add.
-Divide dough into 2 balls.
-On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 1/8 inch thick.
-Dip your cookie cutters in flour and cut out shapes.
These are the ones I used:
- Embellish them with frosting to hide where the stained glass meets the cookie with your favorite butter cream frosting.