Stained Glass Cookies

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For a fun family activity, fill the centres of these cutout sugar cookies with crushed hard candies. The candies melt during baking to resemble stained glass, making these sugar cookies the showstopper of all of your Christmas baking.

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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. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with 2-1/2- to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Trace smaller version of cookie shape on dough, leaving 1/2- to 3/4-inch border of dough. Cut out and remove dough from centre of each shape; set aside. Place cutouts on foil-lined baking sheets. Shape removed dough centres into ball; re-roll to make additional cutouts.
  • Crush each colour of candy separately between 2 layers of wax paper with mallet; spoon into centres of cutouts.
  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely before removing from foil.

Fun Idea

To make these cookies into decorations, use a drinking straw to poke a hold in the top of each cookie cutout. Bake and cool as directed. Decorate as desired and thread a piece of ribbon through the hole to use for hanging.

Cooking Know-How

Do not use mint flavoured ring-shaped hard candy for these cookies. They do not melt the same way the other candy flavours do.


Nutritional Information

Serving Size
Calories 86
% Daily Value
Total fat 2.4g
Carbohydrate 15.5g
Dietary fibre 0.3g
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 1 %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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  • katrad |

    My fiance loves these cookies, I am destined to make them every holiday from now on. I found they aren't the easiest to make, the centres can be rather tedious to fill. But the fact they are pretty and make someone I love's worth the work.

  • mbettess |

    I found they were quite fussy to make, they were very pretty and I got afew people who wanted the reciepe.

  • jennie_morang |

    A very good cookie but a bit on the heavy side. I would make the same idea but with a sugar cookie.