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- Prep time 40 minutes
- Total time 2 hours & 15 minutes
In bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
In large bowl, using hand mixer on medium speed, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling and cutting scraps as necessary. Using smaller cookie cutter of same or different shape, cut out centres of cookies. Arrange, 1 inch apart, on prepared pans. Spoon about 1/2 tsp of the crushed candy into centre of each cutout.
Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until edges are light golden and candy is melted, 8 to 10 minutes; transfer directly to rack to cool completely.
Test Kitchen Tip: To crush candies, place each colour separately in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; place in second bag to avoid tears and spills. Smash with rolling pin or heavy pan until in small coarse pieces.
Makes about 24 cookies.
Nutritional facts PER COOKIE: about
- Fibre 0 g
- Sodium 94 mg
- Sugars 8 g
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 120
- Total fat 5 g
- Potassium 17 mg
- Cholesterol 20 mg
- Saturated fat 3 g
- Total carbohydrate 17 g
- Iron 4
- Folate 10
- Calcium 1
- Vitamin A 5