A delicious, soft crumbly cookie with a well of melted candies in the center, Stained Glass Cookies – What more can kids ask for, seriously..?

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Well, today my first blog event  has officially concluded. And it has been fun..! When I started off with this event I was not sure as to what to expect. Would it be just work on top of work?  But no.  It has been a very new experience. More than that it has been a highly informative and enriching experience. I came to meet so many new bloggers and got a chance to see their creations and learn new things from them. Each entry to the event has been at par, if not better than the last. The energy, time and effort that has been put into making such deliciousness has been awesome. I would today, from the bottom of my heart, with all the admiration I have for you, say THANK YOU..! You guys have been awesome.

Please stay tuned for the round up and the winner of the giveaway. It will be up within the week.

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Which child does not love cookies? Chocolate chip cookies dunked in milk is a huge favorite with them. They can have cookies for meals any time of the day and still remain happy. That is the magic of the crumbly cookie. But has it ever happened to you that all the biscuits in the house are over and you are faced with sending something nice for the Class party the next day. It happened to me.

I was given a 12 hour notice to make something yummy for the kids in Irene’s class. She wanted cookies specifically and I was stuck at home, with limited provisions and hyperactive exam laden children.  What to do now?? After much head banging and questions we finally agreed on these cookies. I had been meaning to bake these for Christmas but had been unable to. Too much work then. Better late than never..! Irene was intrigued by the recipe, her explanation was simple. Kids love cookies, kids love sweets, so they will love these cookie sweets. Now who can argue with logic like that..?

These cookies are extremely simple to make and delicious to eat. They have a nice vanilla flavor and the candy center will taste of the flavor of the candy you use. I have tried fruit flavored candies, Poppins and even the cola candies. They are all fun. Have a variety of cookie cutters out. Experiment with the designs and the cut outs. And include the kids to powder out the candies. That way they feel involved too. Make little dainty holes on the top of the cookies with a little toothpick. Once baked, you can put a thread / ribbon through the hole and use it as a hanging ornament for Christmas. These cookies are best eaten within 2 days of preparation, if they last that long.. !!

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STAINED GLASS COOKIES

  • ½ cup Butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup All purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 4 packets of Poppins or any other hard candies

Method

  • Sift the flour, baking powder and the salt together thrice and keep aside.
  • Beat the butter and the sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and the vanilla extract and beat well till combined.
  • Add the sifted flour- baking powder- salt mixture to the liquid ingredients and beat till everything comes together. Do not overwork the dough as the resulting cookies will be tough.
  • The cookie dough will be soft and sticky at this point. Keep this dough in the refrigerator to make it harden slightly, thus making it easier to handle.
  • Preheat the oven to 170C.
  • Place the same colored candies in separate plastic bags. Beat the bag with a hammer so that the candies get powdered up.
  • Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Flour the board with some icing sugar instead of all purpose flour. This will prevent the cookies from tasting of flour and will not leave a coat of flour on the cookie. The cookies will not stick to the board too.
  •  Using  the larger cookie cutter , cut out the cookies. Use the smaller cookie cutter to cut the inside part of the cookie.
  • Place the cut cookies on the baking sheet and fill the hollow with the powdered candies.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, till alight golden brown color appears on the sides and the candies are melted down.
  • Cool the cookies before you remove them from the parchment paper. The candy centers are melted and they need 10 minutes to cool down. If you try to remove it before they are cool, the glass effect will not be achieved.
  • Store in airtight containers.
  • Decorate the cookie with icing if desired. That is per choice as the cookies taste fab without it too.

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The pictorial given is meant to illustrate the steps and make it easier to understand. However this is a simple recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Include the kids as well as it will be fun for them too.

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78 Responses to Stained Glass Cookies

  1. Sarah says:

    This is so cute! love it!

  2. Amazing & Spellbound dear…. :)
    Thank U linking it @ Holi Hai :)
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  3. wowee- am bookmarking this and yes this child lady loves cookies too :)

  4. Vimitha says:

    That looks so beautifully done dear. Simple and yummy. Loved the glass effect. Will try for sure.

  5. faseela says:

    wow….awesome cookies….great idea.

  6. Rosh says:

    Pure awesomeness!! So creative…luv the clicks!

    Do contribute something equally outstanding to my ongoing event :)

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  7. chitra says:

    OH …this is really cute and lovely…very simple yet supper lovely recipe..I must try this out….thanks for sharing…cookies looking fantastic..

  8. malinymohan says:

    ummm looks yummy ! wl definitely try it out one day :)

  9. Amy says:

    wow!!Book marked!!Love this idea…

  10. simran kamath says:

    these are so very beautiful!going to try them out real soon…since we’re all cookie mad in my house!

  11. S.Menaga says:

    Fantastic,so cute cookies!!

  12. Wow, amazing cookies dear :-) I’m really loving the glass effect, sounds simple to make even though the first look make you think its really complicated

  13. Kids definitely love them, rather I would love to try them. So cute they are. :-)

  14. Hema says:

    Such delightful looking cookies, such a nice idea, and you have such colorful cookies at the end, simply love it..

  15. Lizy says:

    so cute and lovely looking cookies…how do you manage to do this with little kids?!

  16. Ramya says:

    Oo My my..Ann That really deserves 5 stars!! Cant keep my eye off the cookies! Especially the hanging ones!! Awesome :-)
    I bet ur kids must have loved it!

  17. oh wow! love the glass centres, it looks so beautiful. bookmarked & this i HAVE to try. im sure irene must have been very proud to show these to her class :)

    • Anzz says:

      She was, she ate up all the small ones as soon as they were baked and saved the prettiest ones for her friends. And I got a hug and big kiss in return. Made my day too..!

  18. Hey Anzz,
    This is the first time I’m surfing through your blog and wow, it’s so beautiful!!
    These stained-glass cookies have left me spellbound! They have involved creativity and more than that is the recall of ‘Poppins’…gosh, I had almost forgotten it. Thanks for this lovely sight and thanks for linking it to Cakes, Cookies and Desserts.
    Happily following you. :)

    • Anzz says:

      Thank you for the lovely words, really touching. Am so happy you enjoyed my site. Your words are most encouraging. Poppins was a childhood treat. We do not get it in Bahrain. So we buy a box when we are in India and bring it here. Pop them when we miss it. :) You have a lovely event. very happy to be part of it..

  19. Suchi says:

    These cookies are looking absolutely awesome, an work of art :-)

  20. Nisha says:

    Awesome, they look so great. Love the last photo.
    And look at that – punched holes to hang them … your patience & creativity, oh my! :)

    • Anzz says:

      Thanx Nisha. The beauty of the cookie is when we hold them up against the light. The cookie center shines beautifully, it is addictive.. :)

  21. viya S says:

    Amazing, I have this recipe too, will surely try it out :)But really too good

  22. preeti says:

    Awesome….lovely and interesting recipe…lovin it

    visit @my blog for my first event in ur free time :-)
    Preeti
    Ongoing Event–Color n Sweet-HOLI FEST
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  23. Thanks anzz for linking this to my event :).. These look wonderful..very true.. doubt it would even stay for 2 days.. Keep sending in more entries & so glad to find ur space..Me a happy follower :)

  24. Sadhana says:

    The cookies look picture perfect. Nice one.

  25. Teena says:

    Absolutely loved this recipe! The glass effect is amazing Anzz!! I know how wonderful it was to host your fist event coz i experienced the same feeling hosting my event:) Eagerly waiting to see the tasty treats!!

  26. julie says:

    They looks real marvellous job,Anzz..Very innovative n superb ones,Bookmarking those!!

    Please link your entries to EP Series-Cilantro & Cumin Event
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  27. Very lovely innovative cute cookies.

    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event – “COLOURFUL HOLI”.

  28. aishwarya says:

    Wonderful cookies !!! they look so inviting!!! definitely tryin it!!! gr8 job

  29. Kanan says:

    those are so beautiful and cute. love it. you are right every child will love cookies. Even adults also love cookies.

  30. Gorgeous and so inviting!

  31. Amelia says:

    Hi Anzz, your cookies look so delicious and cute. Lovely stained glass color.
    Have a nice weekend.

  32. Raghu says:

    Superrr..ab! Amazing. Are you putting up some for sale Anzz.. Would definitely bid for it. GreAt stuff. Keep it coming.

  33. Quick Picks says:

    wow!! super duper like!!!!

  34. Wow they look so pretty I am sure ur kids loved them….and love those poppins they were my fav in my childhood days its been such a long time since I had them :)

  35. Woww Anzz….amazing is the word, loved your creativity!!!! Poppins are something that I had almost forgotten, thanks for reminding me about my childhood memoriesthrough this post, after your Oreo milk shake wave at my place …m sure this one is next…will show this to my daughter when she is back from school….and I know what is next in store for me :)….thank you!!!

  36. Manju says:

    amazing!! i loved this so much…. I will definitely try this someday.

  37. maha says:

    very eager 2 try this.looks just yumm.kids will enjoy this surely….
    Maha

  38. Kalyani says:

    looks wonderful and yummy cookies ….. nice clicks ……

  39. Anisha says:

    These are so innovative cookies… they look so good!

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