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Stained-Glass Cookies



2 3/4 cups flour

  1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  1/2 teaspoon salt

   1 cup butter, softened

  1/2 cup sugar

  1/2 cup light corn syrup

  1/2 teaspoon almond extract

         Assorted hard candies



  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  2. In a separate, large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the syrup and the almond extract; on low speed, beat in the flour mixture.

  4. Roll out the dough to 1/4” (.6 cm) thickness and use cookie cutters to cut it into holiday shapes.  Then, using tiny cookie cutters or a table knife, cut out “windowpanes in the middle of each cookie.

  5. Place on baking sheets lined with waxed paper; fill each windowpane with a hard candy.

  6. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for 7-8 minutes or until the candies are melted.  If desired, pierce the top of each cookie for hanging.