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Stained Glass Window Cookies

A delicious and beautiful sugar cookie filled with melted hard candies in the middle to make a perfect little colorful “window” to look through.
Servings: 36 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.