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Stained Glass Cookies

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About 4 dozen cookies or 24 servings, 2 cookies each

For a fun family activity, fill the centers of cutout cookies with crushed hard candies. The candies melt during baking to resemble stained glass.

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  • Beat butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dough on lightly floured surface; roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with 2-1/2- to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Trace smaller version of each cookie shape on dough, leaving 1/2- to 3/4-inch border of dough. Cut out and remove dough from center of each shape; set aside. Place cutouts on baking sheets covered with foil. Shape remaining dough into ball; re-roll to make additional cutouts.
  • Crush each color of candy separately between 2 layers of wax paper with mallet. Spoon crushed candy inside centers of cutouts.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before removing from foil.

How to Make Cookies into Ornaments

Before baking cookies, use a drinking straw to poke a hole in the top of each cookie cutout. Bake and cool as directed. Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole to use for hanging.

Storage Know-How

Cookie dough can be wrapped tightly and refrigerated up to 1 week, or placed in freezer container and frozen up to 3 months.


  • About 4 dozen cookies or 24 servings, 2 cookies each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 4 dozen cookies or 24 servings, 2 cookies each
Calories 160
% Daily Value
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 135mg
Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • MrsAMahaffey |

    One of my favorite cookies recipes. The dough is just sweet enough to match the candy. I crush the candy into almost a powder and it melts perfectly!

  • charger22 |

    I have NEVER made as stained glass cookie, but have OFTEN used this for decorated "sugar" cookies. I find it easy to work with & my 5 qt Kitchen Aid mixer handles a double recipe easily. Receive many compliments on the taste of these cookies & have used for bridal/baby, birthday, party/showers/favors/treats, etc. I will continue to use & share this terrific recipe.

  • xtinag13 |

    These cookies were a total let down for me. The picture made them look so pretty and festive so I thought I'd try them. The dough was okay, but I couldn't get the candies in the middle to melt, or they only melted a little but the cookie was getting brown so I had to take them out of the oven. They tasted okay, esp when you got a bite of lifesaver, but overall a total disappointment.

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