6 Using a smaller cookie cutter or knife, cut shapes into the center of each cookie. (If cookies will be hung as ornaments or decorations, poke a small hole on the top part of each cookie before baking.)
7 Sprinkle colored sugar into the hollowed-out centers, filling to the brim.
8 Bake cookies at 350ºF for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. The sugar should also be melted and bubbling. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for at least 10 minutes.
9 When cooled, store in an airtight container. (String with ribbon to hang the cookies as ornaments, if desired.)
Topping tip: For a "stained glass" effect, crushed hard candies can also be used in place of colored sugar.