Use a skewer (or a wine stopper in my case) to poke a hole where you’d like to hang the cooke from and voila, your cookies are now beautiful Christmas ornaments you can hang on the tree. If you make them on Christmas eve you;ll have a wonderful treat for the morning to help tide you over during present opening! I used a pin to pop any air bubbles when the cookies were RIGHT out of the oven; this gave the cookies a wonderful unblemished look.
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Window Pane Cookies:
Super easy but stunning cookies that make for great ornaments or just a holiday treat!
For the Cookies:
- 2 sticks unsalted butter room temp
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups all-purpose flour sifted
- 3/4 cup cornstarch sifted
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Window Pane:
- 1/3 cup Hard candies You can use any one you'd like.
- Preheat to 375 degrees F.
- In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together.
- Add eggs.
- On low, mix in sifted flour, sifted cornstarch and salt.
- Add vanilla.
- Separate dough into two parts. Wrap in plastic and chill for about an hour.
- Roll to a 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut out a shape using a medium to large cookie cutter. Cut out the window shape on the inside using a smaller shape.
- Poke a small hole at the top of the cookie. This is for the ornament hook.
- Place cookies on a silpat lined baking sheet.
Add hard candies to a ziplock bag. Choose a brand and flavor of hard candies that you enjoy.
Crush up, then add to the inside of the cookies. Distribute evenly.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Let cool.
- Add ornament hook.
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