This is a pamphlet from Betty Crocker with details on how to make colored window cookies using the Lifesavers roll candy.
Both sides are filled with information, as well as coupons and a chart detailing the Betty Crocker coupons needed for the Oneida Community Stainless and Silverplate Flatware.
Date on the coupon expires 1973 so this pamphlet is at least 34 years old. The Betty Crocker Coupon is worth 3 coupons.
Cookie-baking becomes a family art when you make colorful holiday Magic Window Cookies! With Gold Medal flour and bright, delicious Super Flavor LIFESAVERS roll candy, you can bake up lots of great tasting, easy-to-make Christmas cookies to trim the tree, decorate a package or offer to friends who come holiday-calling!
MAGIC WINDOW COOKIES
3/4 cup shortening (part butter or margarine, softened)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal flour*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
About 6 packages Super Flavor LIFESAVERS candy (use Wild Cherry, Tangerine, Fancy Fruits, Five Flavors, Cryst-o-mint or Butter Rum for best colors)
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; chill at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375°. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into desired shapes, using cutters of two sizes to obtain cutouts, or design your own patterns (see other side). Place cookies on aluminum foil-covered baking sheet. For larger cookies, transfer to baking sheet before cutting out designs. Place whole LIFESAVERS candy in cutouts. Small cutouts may require that the LIFESAVERS candy be broken into smaller pieces (place between paper towels and tap lightly). Fill cutouts until candy is just level with dough. If cookies are to be hung, make a hole in each 1/4 inch from top with end of plastic straw.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are very light brown and LIFESAVERS candy is melted. If LIFESAVERS candy has not spread within cutout design, immediately spread with metal spatula. Cool completely on baking sheet. Gently remove cookies. About 6 dozen 3-inch cookies.
Chocolate Magic Window Cookies: Add 2 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate (cool) with the shortening.
High Altitude: No adjustments are necessary.
*If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.
The other side of pamphlet:
MAGIC WINDOW COOKIES
are creative fun for all the family!
Plan a family cookie-baking party one to three weeks before the holidays. Children will have fun watching the LIFESAVERS roll candy melt to form the translucent Magic Window Cookies.
To hang cookies for decoration, punch small hole as directed. Insert bright colored yarn in baked cookies to tie them on your tree or hang them in your window. Arrange where light will shine through the translucent candy “window pane” in each cookie.
To store cookies, layer them between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container or freeze them layered with paper in rigid freezer boxes.
Thank you so much for posting this! I have told friends about the magic window cookies I made in – you got the year on the coupon – 1973! I made them for several years in a row and I LOVED them but have never found the recipe again. Now I will make them and all my friends will finally see what I was raving about.
You are WONDERFUL! I’ve been telling a friend about these cookies, except I called them Stained Glass Cookies and she was trying to figure out how the recipe. I made these faithfully when I was a kid until the pamphlet pretty much fell apart.
Thanks so much for posting this! We used to make these as a kid – then a few years ago my Mom gave me the Betty Crocker pamphlet you have shown above so that I could make them with my girls. But this year I couldn’t find it. Thanks to you I found it easily and quickly! We’re making them right now!