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Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies
4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.6/5 (10)
Course: Cutout Cookies, Filled Cookies, Ornamental CookiesDifficulty: Medium
Servings

36

cookies

These cookies have open spaces filled with crushed hard candy (bright colors work best). When baked, the candy melts and the cookie becomes a lovely stained glass window.

We don’t recommend eating them, they are mostly for decoration. They can be eaten, but the melted candy gets very hard.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 40 pieces of colored hard candy


Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cookie sheets very well or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and eggs. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with milk. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch wide strips and, on a well-buttered baking sheet, form into window frames. Alternately, cut with graduated cookie cutters so that there is a hole in the middle of each cookie. Keeping the colors separate, place candy in plastic bags and crush into small bits. Place crushed candies inside window frames. Bake for six minutes, or until candy is just melted. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, until candy is hard. Carefully lift cookies off baking sheet with spatula.

Notes

  • Photo by Everyspoon, under Creative Commons license.

Reviews

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I definitely loved this recipe! Yes, you may have to add a bit of flour, but that's obvious because you'll be rolling it in flour so much that if it started off with a perfect amount, by the time you're finished making the shapes, there'll be too much flour! I used Jolly Ranchers in the middle, and baked a little longer (about 9 minutes 30 sec) and I got perfect cookies!
- Kelley
it was a good recipe and the kids loved it - however i had to use more flour as the dough was quite sticky.
- A Baker
Great fun cookies, and very cool to make. but, hard to eat.
- JoeJoe
Horrible!! I followed the recipe exactly and the dough was like glue, stuck to everything!! What a shame I counted on this recipe because I misplaced my usual one and gonna have to miss my friends cookie party!
- A Baker
Used this concept to make stained glass windows for our gingerbread house. It was really cute.
- Nittany Mom
A Very good Receipe. I bake and cook alot. the cooking time is good. texture is great. i like using life saver candy. I think it makes a more authenic looking stained glass cookie.
- A Baker
we had so much fun baking these cookies, they look so beautiful. Me and my nieces can't wait to start baking them again this year. they are a must try...it's a traditional event if you don't eat them.
- aunt michele
I truley loved these cookies but I really couldn't eat them so it was dissapointing.
- Cook-cook
When my children were small they got a big kick out of making these. It was something special to do with them. Now that I remembered about these, I can make them with my grandchildren. It gives them pride and confidence in themselves.
- Sue
These make great ornaments! I took a straw and pierced a hole in the top before baking so that I could hang them with pretty ribbon and raffia. They also taste good, however, the candy is very hard so you want to take small bites.
- LindaR
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