Magic Window Cookies – Recipe
Magic Window Cookies are a kid’s dream cookie that can be eaten or hung on a tree. Cookies that sound complicated usually are not. Do not let the directions scare you from making these delicious treats!
Magic Window Cookies
- 3/4 cup shortening (part softened butter or margarine)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla or 1/2 tsp lemon extract
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 7 packages of Lifesavers candy
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes. Using cutters of two sizes to obtain cutouts or design your own patterns.
Place cookies on aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Place whole lifesaver candy in cutouts. Small cutouts may require lifesavers candy be broken into small pieces. Fill cutouts until candy is just level with dough.
Cut a hole at the top of each cookie using a plastic straw to make them into ornaments. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are light brown and candy is melted. If Lifesaver candy has not spread within cutout design, immediately spread with a metal spatula. Cool completely on baking sheet. Recipe makes 6 dozen cookies.
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