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Stained Glass Cookies

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These Heart Shaped Stained Glass Cookies are the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day. With a basic sugar cookie base and a Jolly Rancher stained glass middle, these are truly a work of art.

stained glass cookies on a white table

Stained Glass Cookies

I love Valentine’s Day! There is just something in the air that makes me want to bake!

I started with these Boozy Valentine Hot Cocoa Bombs, Conversation Heart Cocoa Bombs, Valentine Brownies, Valentine M&M’s Cookies and then made these Marbled Heart Cookies.

And I am not stopping there!

These Heart Shaped Stained Glass Cookies turned out way cuter than I expected so I hope you’re excited to make them!

woman holding stained glass cookie

Why I Love This Recipe

  • These are easy to make
  • Fun and colorful
  • They have a fruity taste
  • They are kid-approved (my kids loved them!)
stained glass cookies on a plate

Things To Note:

  • Jolly Ranchers work best for this. I also tried some butterscotch candies (I really wanted yellow!) but those got really dull when they dried. Bottom Line: use Jolly Ranchers.
  • Crushing the candy as finely as possible will reduce the amount of candy overspilling on the edge.
  • Don’t overcook the cookies. If they are golden brown, you overcooked them. They are done when they are set and no longer shiny, don’t wait for the edges to turn.
  • Be sure to cool completely before moving off the parchment. Trust me!
up close of a stained glass cookie on a table

What You Need To Make Heart Stained Glass Cookies

How to Make Heart Stained Glass Cookies

Make your dough.

Once the dough is made, cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for one hour.

Once the dough is almost done chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface about a half of an inch thick.

Cut into desired shapes (we made ours heart shaped), being sure to cut out hollow areas to place the Jolly Rancher candy.

Place shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Unwrap the Jolly Rancher candies and organize by color. Then place each color into a plastic bag. Crush into small pieces.

Place the candy in the hollowed out areas.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set and the candy centers are melted. Be careful to not over bake.

Allow to cool on the baking sheet until the candy is completely cooled.

Mix the glaze and drizzle over cookies when cooled. Serve and enjoy!

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

These Heart Shaped Stained Glass Cookies are the perfect treat to make for Valentine's Day. With a basic sugar cookie base and a Jolly Rancher stained glass middle, these are truly a work of art.

Ingredients

For The Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 24 Clear Hard Candies in desired colors

For The Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 drops of milk

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and continue blending until thoroughly combined.   
  3. Slowly add the flour, mixing just until combined.
  4. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  5. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface about a half of an inch thick.
  7. Cut into desired shapes (we made ours heart shaped), being sure to cut out hollow areas to place the Jolly Rancher candy.
  8. Place shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Unwrap the Jolly Rancher candies and organize by color. Then place each color into a plastic bag. Crush into small pieces.
  10. Place the candy in the hollowed out areas.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set and the candy centers are melted. Be careful to not over bake.
  12. Allow to cool on the baking sheet until the candy is completely cooled.
  13. Mix the glaze and drizzle over cookies when cooled.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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