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Magic Window Cookies

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Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


1 cup sugar
¾ cup vegetable shortening
part margarine, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
or 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
cups flour, all-purpose
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
5 each hard candies
ring-shaped rolls
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla.

Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.

Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Roll dough ⅛ inch thick on lightly floured cloth covered board.

Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

Place cookies on aluminum foil-covered cookie sheet.

Cut out designs from cookies using smaller cutters or your own patterns.

Place whole or partially crushed candy in cutouts, depending on size and shape of design.

To crush candy, place between paper towels and tap lightly.

As candy melts easily, leave pieces as large as possible.

If cookies are to be hung, make a hole in each ¼ inch from top with end of plastic straw.

Heat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

Bake until cookies are very light brown and candy is melted, 7 to 9 minutes.

If candy has not filled out cutout design, immediately spread with metal spatula.

Cool completely on cookie sheet.

Gently remove cookies.

About 6 dozen 3 inch cookies.

First published: last updated: 2015-02-09



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 9g (0.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 286% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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