Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lifesaver Stained Glass Rolled Sugar Cookies

As I said before, I received a complimentary box of goodies from Wrigley's and I've been using the candy for recipes ever since.

I was intrigued when I saw these stained glass cookies.  The recipe called for 'hard candies' and I had just gotten some Lifesaver's in my box, so it was perfect.

They're really pretty and will definitely impress a crowd.  They could even be used as ornaments if you can resist eating them.  Good luck with that.

The sugar cookies were some of the best I've ever had.  I normally overload sugar cookies with frosting, but these didn't even need frosting.  You can add frosting if you want, but you won't need it.  They kind of melt in your mouth and they're just sweet enough without being overpowering.  And then you get to the center for a crunch from the melted Lifesaver's.

I received free product courtesy of Wrigley, but that it did not influence any opinions expressed in my post.

What's your favorite sugar cookie recipe? 

Lifesaver Stained Glass Rolled Sugar Cookies
From: All Recipes


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 packs hard Lifesaver's


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Use a small circular cut-out (I used a bottle cap) to form circles in the middle of each cookie.
  4. Crush up Lifesavers into small pieces.  Fill each circle with crushed Lifesaver's.  Make sure it's completely filled to the edges.
  5. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.


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