Monday, January 14, 2013

Stained Glass Cookies

These cookies looked difficult -- but they really weren't!
Make them during a play date for more fun 
(& something for kids to do between steps)

1 cup colored hard candies (Jolly Ranchers or Life Savers)
Nonstick cooking spray
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
star cookies cutters in 2 sizes

1- Put candies into sealable plastic bags, cover with a towel & break them into small bits with a hammer.  Set aside.
2- Cover a baking sheet with foil & spray it with nonstick cooking spray.  Set aside.
3- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4- Combine butter, sugar, vanilla.  Beat egg and add.  Beat in flour.
5- Sprinkle flour on your work surface & roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
6- Cut out cookies using larger star cookie cutter & transfer to prepared cookie sheet.
7- Cut out smaller stars from the cookies on the pan.
8- Bake the cookies for 5 minutes, remove them from the oven & put candy bits into the centers.
Bake for another 5 minutes.
9- Let the cookies stand until completely cool, about 30 minutes.

from American Girl magazine, November/December 2007


  1. Thank you for posting this recipe. been wanting to make these for awhile and was sad when I lost my orignal copy. Now I can keep making them. And easier than making rope snakes like orignal.

    1. I was really pleased with the ease of this recipe! I had been wanting to make them for a while, too -- so glad I finally did! Enjoy!

    2. Thank you for posting this! I lost my original copy and my teenagers were nostalgic this Christmas for making them. Thanks to you we can keep the tradition!


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