Valentine Stained Glass Dessert
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup red hot candies, crushed
In mixing bowl cream together butter and
sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
Stir together flour and baking powder.
Gradually stir in flour mixture until dough
is very stiff. Cover and chill about 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness on
a lightly floured surface. Cut out cookies
using a large heart-shape cookie cutter
or use a sharp knife and cut around a heart
pattern. Transfer cookies to a foil-lined
Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter,
cut out and remove heart design from center
of each cookie. Fill the cut out sections
with crushed candy. Bake 7 to 8 minutes
or until cookies are lightly browned and
the candy has melted. Slide foil off baking
When cool, carefully loosen cookies from
foil. If desired, pipe decorative borders
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Per serving: 3311 Calories (kcal); 150g
Total Fat; (40% calories from fat); 51g
Protein; 439g Carbohydrate; 747mg Cholesterol;
Food Exchanges: 18 1/2 Grain (Starch);
1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 28
1/2 Fat; 10 Other Carbohydrates