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art you can eat!
i used no name hard candies, the orig used suckers and jolly ranchers.

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
Hard candies

Posted by Lacey from La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States • Published See Lacey's 30 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and gradually add the sugar. Beat in the egg until evenly mixed, then add the vanilla extract and salt.

  • Step 2

    Stir the flour into the creamed ingredients, about one third at a time, until evenly blended.

  • Step 3

    Divide the dough in half. Flatten each portion into a disk and seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. You could skip this step...it will just take a little more effort to roll the dough out.

  • Step 4

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray with Pam. Between two sheets of waxed paper lightly dusted with flour, roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Remove the top sheet of waxed paper. This makes for easy clean up.

  • Step 5

    Cut out the cookies with a large cookie cutter. Use a spatula to transfer the shapes to the baking sheet, leaving about an inch between the cookies. Remove the center of the cookies with a very small cookie cutter.

  • Step 6

    Place a candy in the center of each cookie and bake until the cookies start to turn a light brown around the edges and the candy is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to waxed paper covered cooling racks to cool completely.

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Katie Kutthroat
Katie Kutthroat · Los Angeles, California, US · 19 projects
I make these every Christmas! So much fun!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
its very cool
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