Rolled sugar cookies cut out and filled with crushed Jolly Rancher candies which melt and create a stained-glass effect. They were easy, fun and tasty to eat!

  • 1/4 pound of butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Red and Green Jolly Rancher Candy, 10-15 of each, crushed - (I used put them in two plastic bags and crushed them with a mallet)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare two baking sheet by lining them with parchment paper.
  3. Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating until light.
  4. Add the egg, Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract and cream. Beat thoroughly.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and blend well.
  7. Prepare a clean flat surface by covering it with flour, enough so that the dough will not stick to the surface.
  8. Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4 -inch thick.
  9. Using the larger cookie cutter, cut shapes into the dough.
  10. Transfer the cut-outs to a prepared cookie sheet.
  11. Center the smaller cookie cutter into the larger cut-out and gently remove.
  12. Bake cookies for 5 minutes, until slightly set.
  13. Remove tray from oven and with a small spoon or small utensil sprinkle crushed Jolly Rancher candy into the center of each cookie.
  14. Return tray to oven and bake for 5-7 minutes more, until candy has melted and cookies are golden.
  15. Allow to cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before setting on wire rack to cool completely.