Here is a wonderful recipe for you to try. These
cookies are so versatile. Not only are they great to eat, but they also make
great Christmas tree ornaments, window decoration, or gifts. And if you are
pressed for time, you can use ready-made sugar cookie dough. The cookies look
best if you use colorful hard candies or lollipops, but you can also use candy
For this recipe, you will need either a batch of sugar cookie dough or the
1 cup softened margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 cups sifted flour
You will also need the following:
bright-colored hard candies or lollipops
several self-sealing plastic bags
If you are making your own cookie dough, mix the margarine, sugar and honey in a
large bowl. Add the water and stir until smooth. Combine salt, baking soda, and
flour in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture a little
at a time. Knead the dough between your fingers. Put it in the freezer to chill
for at least 10 minutes.
While the dough chills, separate the candy by color into baggies. Crush candies
with a hammer or other object.
If you have cookie cutters, roll the dough out on a floured surface. Cut out
shapes with cookie cutters. (You can use mini cookie cutters to cut shapes out
inside, or carefully cut out by hand.) For ornaments, make a hole with a straw
before baking. Place cookies on a pan with aluminum foil. Put crushed candy in
the center and bake cookies according to package instructions.
You don't have to use cookie cutters. Roll pieces of dough into long, thin
strips. Create designs with the strips. Make a little hook with some extra
dough. Bake these at 325 for 5-8 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes. Then fill
the holes with candy pieces, and bake just until the candy starts to bubble.
(Watch carefully so they don't burn.)
After the cookies cool and are hard, peel from foil. If some foil sticks to the
cookie, just remove by hand. These taste great and look beautiful!
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