Stained Glass Cookies
Stained glass cookies are SO EASY to make and so impressive to look at. I love seeing light peek through the centers and yes, you can decorate your tree with them! All you have to do is cut your sugar cookies with a negative space inside, then crush your favorite hard candy and sprinkle it in the middle.
Author: Preppykitchen/Photo credit to preppykitchen.com
- For the Cookies:
- ▢1 cup unsalted butter 226g, room temp
- ▢1 cup granulated sugar 200g
- ▢2 eggs
- ▢4 cups all-purpose flour 480g, sifted
- ▢1/2 cup cornstarch 65g, sifted
- ▢3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3g
- ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5mL
- For the Window Pane:
- ▢1/3 cup Hard candies You can use any one you'd like.
- Preheat to 375 degrees F.
- Sift the flour, cornstarch and salt into a large bowl and whisk together.
- In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together.
- Add eggs one at a time then the vanilla while mixing on low.
- Scrape the bowl down and mix in the dry mixture.
- Separate dough into two disks. Wrap in plastic and chill for about an hour. I like to roll my dough out a bit between two sheets of plastic wrap at this point so there's less rolling later on.
- Roll chilled dough to a ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut out a shape using a medium to large cookie cutter. Cut out the window shape on the inside using a smaller shape.
- Poke a small hole at the top of the cookie. This is for the ornament hook.
- Place cookies on a silpat lined baking sheet.
- Add hard candies to a ziplock bag. Choose a brand and flavor of hard candies that you enjoy.
- Crush up, then add to the inside of the cookies. Distribute evenly.
- Bake for 12 minutes at 375F then allow to cool on baking sheet.
- Add ornament hook if hanging.