Stained-glass Sugar Hearts recipe

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1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup crushed peppermint hard candies

Nutrition Info

81.6 calories
carbohydrate: 10.3 g
cholesterol: 9 mg
fat: 4.2 g
fiber: 0.2 g
protein: 0.8 g
saturatedFat: 1.8 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 41.5 mg
sugar: 4.9 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Cream together butter or margarine, shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients (except candy) and mix well. Dough will be greasy.

  2. Using a floured surface and rolling pin, roll out dough. Cut out 2 inch heart shaped cookies. Using a 1 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a smaller heart in the middle of the larger one. Put cookies on a foil lined cookie sheet.

  3. Inside of cut-out heart, sprinkle crushed candy crumbs (such as red life savers or candy canes). Spread the crumbs to the inside edges of the cookie.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degees C) for 10-12 minutes. When cookes have cooled, remove from sheets. The cookie can be frosted if you desire.

Recipe Yield

7 - 8 dozen

Recipe Note

Heart shaped cookies with a middle of melted, hard candies.

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