Candle cookies, complete with a flame.
What You Need:
Sugar Cookie Dough in 2 colours ( I had plain and cocoa)
Candle Cookie Cutters*
Crushed Hard Candy, in red, yellow, orange, or any combination of the colours
Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat
Roll out the dough in 2 colours.
Cut out of each colour a big rectangle.
(At this point, you might want to transfer the rectangles to the cookie sheet and finish working on it there, OR transfer later, very carefully, using a spatula.)
Cut out the smaller rectangle for the candle, and the ‘flame’**.
Put the cocoa candle in the hole for the plain candle, and vice versa.
At this point, if you hadn’t done it yet, transfer the cookie to the cookie sheet. Make sure you line the cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. It’ll help a lot with releasing the cookies without risking the candy sticking to the cookie sheet, and causing the cookies to break…
Fill the hole for the flame with crushed hard candy.
Bake as usual. Few minutes before the baking is done, take the cookie sheet out of the oven and add more crushed candy to the flame. Return to oven to finish baking.
Let cool in the pan for a minute or two, and then cool on a rack completely. Be careful when removing the cookies.
*The cookie cutters were made in a similar way to the way I made the shofar cookie cutter, and they consist of a small narrow rectangle for the candle, a small teardrop for the flame, and a bigger and wider rectangle to ‘frame’ the candle.
**I cut the rest of the dough into rectangles, and attached the ‘flame’ cutouts to the candle rectangles. You can also bake them as tiny tiny cookies, or re-roll the dough.