Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies


24 Servings




1 Hour  30 Minutes



Ingredients Needed

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

Make Your Dough


In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the eggs, vanilla, salt and flour and continue blending until thoroughly combined.

Chill Your Dough


Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for one hour.

Prepare Baking Sheet


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

Roll Dough Flat


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.

Crush Jolly Ranchers


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 Cookies


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.

Apply Glaze


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