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Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies is rated 3.6706586826347305 out of 5 by 167.
Prep Time
1
hr.
Total Time
3
hr.
8
min.
Servings

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.

Servings

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

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 4 dozen cookies or 24 servings, 2 cookies each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 160
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 135mg
Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked this recipe. I really liked this recipe. My 5 year old daughter loved helping with the cut-outs and loved that the cookies had candy! I used a plain circle cookie cutter and made wreaths by cutting out the center, then taking a straw and poking holes around the wreath to fill with the candy. All of the dough stuck in the straw after that, I squeezed out and shaped a bow on top of the wreath. I also made the Christmas trees and instead of cutting out the whole center out, I used the straw to poke a few holes in it and filled each hole with a different color candy to make it look like little ornaments. It was fun.
Date published: 2004-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes from my childhood. this is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes from my childhood. you can use any hard candy--I used sour balls and star mints way back when--and you can get very abstract with larger cookies and smaller more detailed cut outs. You can even roll the dough into thin snakes and make outlines without using a cutter to do a freestyle cookie (just keep it cold). This was a project first introduced on the children's television show ZOOM circa 1974, out of Boston(remember ZOOM? "send it to Zoom! box 3-5-0, Boston Mass, 0-2-1-3-4, send it to Zoom!" ? )and believe it or not---ZOOM is still on the air! Just a bit of nostalgia for a rainy and glum Tuesday morning here. Ravyn, Lady Heresy
Date published: 2004-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am so upset - I made this recipe for a cookie exchange that I am hosting tonight. I am so upset - I made this recipe for a cookie exchange that I am hosting tonight. The cookies took a lot of time to make but looked really nice when my daughter and I were finished. I just took them out of the tins that I stored them in, and they are a mess! The candy part melted all over the other cookies and made all the cookies stick together! What a gooey mess! Now these people are coming to my house, and I have no cookies. I never dreamed that this would happen after storing them, in the garage, and following the recipe exactly as it stated. I have no idea what went wrong. Needless to say, I do not recommend this recipe and am really embarassed that all of these people are coming to my house and I have NO cookies to offer!
Date published: 2005-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To KJB595 - If you follow the comments I left last night you should be fine. To KJB595 - If you follow the comments I left last night you should be fine. If you have almost 1000 cookies to bake by Sun., definitely do a small circle cut out and put the lifesaver in whole - it WILL melt just fine and you'll save a ton of time. If you don't have the new non-stick foil, use regular and spray with cooking spray and be sure to let the cookie completely cool first and it won't stick - this is VERY important. Have two pans so you can keep moving while the other cools. The dough worked fine for me. Don't roll too thin and don't let the cookie brown or it'll be too crisp! Also try the colored sugar on the edges to dress it up some more. I think I'll add a full tsp of vanilla next time too for more flavor. Good luck! Liz in CT
Date published: 2005-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These cookies are so adorable. These cookies are so adorable. The dough is simple and very easy to work with. The only problem I had was with the cut outs. After stamping out the star shape with the cookie cutter, and cutting out the center, the shape was way to flimsy to transfer to the foil. I played around with it a little, and ended up baking the stars partially (5 minutes or so) until they were set, then I stamped out a circle in the center. They still look cute, and also that way it is unneccessary to crush the candy first. the circles work perfectly.
Date published: 2004-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I usually have a lot of trouble with sugar cookies -- they never turn out the way I want them to --... I usually have a lot of trouble with sugar cookies -- they never turn out the way I want them to -- but this recipe is awesome! Easy to roll out and cut out. The honey in the recipe gives the cookies a nice zing to the flavor. My tips: Don't wait for the candy to melt completely; pull them out of the oven while they're still not quite smooth. They'll finish melting during carry over cooking. This way you won't over bake them! Also, spray the foil lightly with cooking spray. The cookies will come off so easily!
Date published: 2006-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this recipe last year. I made this recipe last year. They came out great! I found that it was easier to remove the cookies from the foil if you lightly sprayed the pan with cooking spray. To make sure the candy doesn't over power the cookie be careful on the candy you choose to use for the center. Tropical fruit candy isn't the best to use. Try a more traditional or orginal flavor of life saver's to use. They will come out perfect. Hope you enjoy them!
Date published: 2005-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked this recipe. I really liked this recipe. It did take a long time but they where great. One I did was christmans trees and took a pin apart to make holes in it like ornaments and filled it with diffrent color candy and then out lined it with green icing. And I was a little hesitant about the honey I don't care for the taste but after I baked them I loved it and they are so fluffy. My kids also give it a thumbs up they LOVED the candy.
Date published: 2005-12-10
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