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
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate, large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the syrup and the almond extract; on low speed, beat in the flour mixture.
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.
Place on baking sheets lined with waxed paper; fill each windowpane with a hard candy.
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.