Crushed hard candies give the stained glass windows in these snowmen cookies their vibrant, festive hue.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 2 disks, and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
Roll out 1 disk on a lightly floured piece of parchment to a 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining disk. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Using a 4-inch snowman cutter, cut out snowmen. Using a small fluted or plain round cutter and #12 Ateco pastry tip (for button holes), cut out small shapes within snowmen where you want "stained glass" to appear. Transfer snowmen to parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Bake 8 minutes. Fill cutouts with candy. Continue baking until cookies are firm and candies are melted, 5 to 8 minutes more. Transfer sheets to wire racks; let cool completely.
You can also use a star aspic cutter to cut out stars of dough (tint with gel food color as desired). Bake along with snowmen cookies, let cool completely, and affix stars to snowmen using a dot of Vanilla or Citrus Glaze.
Try one of our cutout cookie variations: Sugared Wreaths, Stained-Glass Wreaths, Fluted Wreaths, Cookie Houses, and Christmas Trees.