Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe is a perfect Christmas cookie recipe to make with your family. These cookies are super-fun to make and eat, or even poke a hole in the top, add ribbon, and use as Christmas tree ornaments. Creative options are endless with these beautiful cookies that each look like a stained glass window.

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Stained Glass Window Cookies have become a tradition in our family and we make them every year at Christmas time. I admit these are not my favorite cookie to eat (you end up with a crunchy cookie more than a soft one), but the kids have so much fun making them and people enjoy receiving them because they are so pretty.

 

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Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe

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Stained-Glass Window Cookies Recipe

These Stained Glass Window cookies are a fun activity for kids and adults to enjoy - and eat - during the holiday season.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Holiday
Cuisine: cookies
Servings: 15 -20
Author: Sara Borgstede

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Jolly Ranchers candy
  • 1 batch homemade or prepared sugar cookie dough
  • cookie sheets lined with aluminum foil

Instructions

  • Divide jolly ranchers in piles by flavor. Remove wrappers.
  • With food processor, crush jolly ranchers into tiny pieces or even a fine powder.
  • Roll out sugar cookie dough and press out larger shapes, then a smaller inner design.
  • Place cut out cookies onto foil -lined baking sheets.
  • Carefully spoon crushed jolly ranchers into inner cut-out design.
  • Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes or until jolly rancher pieces are fully melted and cookies are done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool until center candy has hardened. Carefully peel cookie away from foil.

 

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Divide jolly ranchers by flavor. (Note – this large bag is big enough for several batches.)

 

Stained Glass Window Cookies|The Holy Mess

Divide jolly ranchers by flavor.

 

Stained Glass Window Cookies|The Holy Mess

We enjoy using lots of different fun cookie cutters.

 

Stained Glass Window Cookies|The Holy Mess

Remove wrappers from Jolly Ranchers. Attempt to stop your family from eating them all before the cookies are made.

 

Stained Glass Window Cookies|The Holy Mess

Using a food processor, crush jolly ranchers into fine bits or even a powder. You can do this by hand by placing jolly ranchers in a ziplock bag and crushing with a rolling pin, but we found this was difficult. A food processor works much better.

 

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Roll out cookie dough and cut into large shapes. Then, cut a smaller shape in the center of each cookie. Be sure to put the cookies onto a foil-lined cookie sheet. Once the cookie has cooled, peel off the foil.

 

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For the inner, smaller design on each cookie, use a small cookie cutter or simply cut away the center with a butter knife.

 

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Carefully spoon crushed Jolly Rancher into the center of each cookie.

 

Stained Glass Window Cookies|The Holy Mess

Bake 8-9 minutes or until candy is melted and cookies are set.

 

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A beautiful and tasty Christmas tradition.

 

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