A delicious and beautiful sugar cookie filled with melted hard candies in the middle to make a perfect little colorful “window” to look through.
Welcome to Day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Today we’ve got a lot more delicious Christmas treats and another great giveaway for ya!
I’ve always thought stained glass window cookies were beautiful. A delicious sugar cookie filled with melted hard candies in the middle to make a perfect little colorful “window” to look through. Yet for some reason I never made them before until now.
Some of my cookies didn’t turn out as beautifully as I hoped, so you’ll have to see what works for you. The ones where I added more hard candy pieces oozed over the side of the cookie a little more than I would have liked. And some of the cookies spread more than I would have liked, but they weren’t too hard to make, and I think most of them turned out quite nice.
Stained Glass Window Cookies
Stained Glass Window Cookies
- 1 pkg sugar cookie dough
- 36 fruit flavored hard candies
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Separate your hard candies based on their color. Crush them up in a food processor or a plastic bag with a mallet.
- Roll your sugar cookie dough out to 1/4 of an inch.
- Cut dough into shapes. Cut out the center of each cookie with a smaller cookie cutter or with a knife. (I used a knife for the stars, but 2 circles for the round cookies).
- Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
- Sprinkle pieces of the hard candies into the middles of each cookie, to fill them.
- Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes until cookie just starts to turn golden.
- Allow cookies to cool completely on paper/liner before removing to ensure the candy rehardens.
Enjoy these pretty and tasty Christmas cookies!
Head on over to the other Christmas Week Bloggers for more Holiday Baking Goodies:
- Christmas Fudge by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cobbler by Juanita’s Cocina
- Peanut Butter Cup Fudge by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Peanut Brittle by Noshing With The Nolands
- Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas by Pineapple and Coconut
- Turtle Bark by The Girl In The little Red Kitchen
- Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Sauce by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate by My Catholic Kitchen
- Pomegranate-Ginger Champagne Cocktail by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kletzenbrot – Christmas Fruit Bread from Tyrol by Masala Herb
- Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Frozen Mint Cookie Pie by The Messy Baker
- Stuffed Nut Roll Cookies by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Irish Cream Tiramisu by Cooking In Stilettos
- Lemon Sandwich Cookies by Try Anything Once Culinary
- Orange Creamsicle Fudge by Home Cooking Memories
- Eggnog and Cranberry Thumbprints by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter