Stained glass christmas trees

stained glass christmas trees
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1.Split vanilla bean in half lengthways; scrape seeds into medium bowl with butter, sugar, egg and the water. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Stir in sifted flour, in two batches.
2.Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
3.Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
4.Using a rolling pin, gently tap wrapped lollies to crush them slightly. Unwrap lollies, separate by colour into small bowls.
5.Roll dough between sheets of baking paper to 4mm thickness. Cut shapes from dough using 8cm long Christmas tree cutter; place cookies on oven trays.
6.Use a 4cm long Christmas tree or 1.5cm star cutter to cut out the centre of each tree to make windows. Using a skewer, make a small hole in the top of each tree for threading through ribbon.
7.Bake biscuits 7 minutes. Remove trays from oven; fill each window in trees with a few of the same-coloured lollies. Bake a further 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool on trays.

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