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Stained Glass Cookies

Stained glass cookies are a great cookie to make for Christmas.

How to Make Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

Make these cookies for other holidays using different cookie cutters and candy colors.

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
4 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup hard candies

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place the flour and salt into a large bowl and whisk together.

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In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar using a paddle attachment.

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Add eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each, then add vanilla.

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Mix in the dry ingredients.

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Remove from bowl and separate into two disks. Wrap disks with plastic wrap and freeze for one hour.

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Roll the discs between two sheets of parchment paper to desired thickness. I cut mine 1/4″ thick.

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Cut out shapes using a 3.5 inch or larger cookie cutters.

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Place cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets and cut out a “window” in each cookie using smaller cookie cutters.

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Crush candies in a ziplock bag and sprinkle inside each cookie.

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Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Stained Glass Cookies

22 Comments

  1. Paula…these little cookies are so sweet and will be fun to do with my granddaughters!! Those peanut butter look really delicious too…one of my all time favorite cookies! Doesn’t help that I’m hungry…ugh!
    Enjoy your weekend,
    June

  2. Hi Paula! Oh, thank you for the instruction on how to do these cookies. They are so pretty and a little intimidating to me but maybe, just maybe I can do these too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  3. I’m no baker, but it’s become my daughter’s holiday passion. I’m sending this to her in hopes she’ll make me some. They look great!!

  4. Oh, yum! These look so pretty, Paula. I’ve seen them before but never tried them. You make it look so easy. I’m going to have to save this recipe so I can bake them later!

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