Stained Glass Cookies

If you are going to hang these pretty cookies, poke a small hole in the tops with a straw before baking.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Grandma’s molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 35 hard candies in different colors

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, molasses, and vanilla; blend well.
  • Blend in dry ingredients. Chill 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Break candies into a powder. Do this easily by putting all candies of one color in a zip-top bag and pounding with a meat mallet. Repeat for each color.
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to ¼" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Using small cookie cutters, cut shapes. Place cookies on baking sheets; fill cutout areas with crushed candies.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool cookies completely in pans or candy will break off and separate from cookies.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Grandma’s molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 35 hard candies in different colors

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, molasses, and vanilla; blend well.
  • Blend in dry ingredients. Chill 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Break candies into a powder. Do this easily by putting all candies of one color in a zip-top bag and pounding with a meat mallet. Repeat for each color.
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to ¼" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Using small cookie cutters, cut shapes. Place cookies on baking sheets; fill cutout areas with crushed candies.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool cookies completely in pans or candy will break off and separate from cookies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium50mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars6g
Protein1g