Monday, December 21, 2020

Stained Glass Cookies- Holiday treats

These sugar cookies are buttery, crisp with a candy center. This tastes as good as it looks. A perfect holiday classic. This is the first time I am trying to make these cookies. Actually my daughter made these from scratch for her youtube channel as Christmas cookies. She decorated the cookies using royal icing and the second time, I thought of giving it a try by making them as stained glass using Jolly Ranchers. This was a hit among family and friends.

You cut a shape from the cookie dough, transfer it on the baking sheet and cut a smaller shape and fill it up with crushed jolly ranchers. Bake them and when the sides turn light brown in color, take it out of the oven and an evenly baked striking cookies are ready to be served.

This is a perfect treat to make and gift to your friends. For making the perfect stained glass cookie is the time. I kept them exactly for 12 minutes a minute her or there it would end up over cooked or under cooked. These cookies make beautiful Christmas tree ornament by just hanging them using a ribbon. My kids enjoyed making these and they also enjoyed eating them.

I have only seen these cookies in magazines and other blogs but now these cookies are here in my blog which I never thought I could make. If I can make these, so can you. Try this out and let me know how this turned out.


  1. All Purpose Flour- 3 Cups
  2. Baking Powder- 1 tsp
  3. Butter- 1 Cup
  4. Sugar- 1 1/2 Cup
  5. Egg- 1no
  6. Vanilla essence- 1 tsp

For Stained Glass Effect:

  • Jolly Ranchers- few


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a baking paper on the tray and keep this aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar till they blend well. Then add the egg and vanilla essence and beat well.
  3. Mix the baking powder to the all purpose flour and add this little by little in the wet mixture and beat slowly.
  4. When all the flour mixture is added to the butter mixture, it will form a dough. Roll these using a rolling pin and using a cookie cutter shape cut into desired shapes. Cut a smaller portion in the center and arrange them in the baking tray.
  5. Keep this tray in the refrigerator for 15- 20 minutes, then crush different colored jolly ranchers in a zip lock bag and add this in the middle of the cookie and bake for about 12 minutes.
  6. Enjoy the stained glass cookie.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornament:

  • Before placing the cookies in the refrigerator, make a small hole in the top of the cookie by using a straw, then follow the next steps to bake.
  • When the cookie is baked, hang it as an ornament by tying with a rope on the Christmas tree.

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