Wow your guests with unique Stained Glass Christmas Cookies this season. They will never guess how easy this simple stained glass recipe is because it starts with pre-made cookie dough. Kids of all ages will want to help with the Christmas cookie baking…
Making stained glass cookies for Christmas, is fun for kids of all ages. The cookies look amazing as ornaments, wrapped up in cellophane as gifts, or arranged on the table to add a festive atmosphere.
Yes, we are making these as Christmas cookies, but you could make them for any special occasion, birthday or just because…
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How To Make Stained Glass Cookies
Supplies & Ingredients Needed
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe (or store-bought sugar cookie dough)
- Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers candy
- Parchment paper
- Metal cookie cutters*
- Baking Sheet
- Plastic bag
- Rolling pin
*Pro-Tip: When it is time to make your cookie shapes in the dough, metal cookie cutters work best! Plastic ones don’t give a really clean cut. If you don’t have cookie cutters handy, don’t worry! You can just draw the shape you want onto cereal box cardboard, cut the shape out and use it as a template placing it onto your rolled out dough, then cut around it with a sharp knife.
Roll out chilled sugar cookie dough onto a floured surface and create the basic cookie shape. For our cookies, we went with a round sugar cookie.
Carefully lift your unbaked cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut out a shape from the center of each cookie using a metal cookie cutter or a shape template.
Place your Jolly Ranchers or Life Savers in a plastic bag, and crush them with the end of a rolling pin.
Next, fill the the center of each cookie with the crushed candy.
Use a straw or something pointy to poke a hole in the top of each cookie if you want to hang them as Christmas ornaments.
Bake the cookies according to your label or recipe directions until the candy has melted. For some candies, you need to wait until the melted candy just begins to bubble to get a really clear stained glass effect.
Our Experience Baking Stained Glass Cookies
Usually the cooking time works out that the cookie dough is not over baked and the candy has melted.
If this doesn’t turn out to be the case on your first batch, then consider baking your cookies a few minutes before adding in the candy.
That’s it! It really is easy to make your own Stained Glass Christmas Cookies!
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Check out these other yummy recipes, for more Christmas cookie ideas that will look lovely next to your stained glass Christmas cookies!
Related: If you don’t have time to bake, check out these cute printable cookies that are fun for pretend play.
How did your stained glass cookies turn out?