Stained Glass Cookies

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 comments for “Stained Glass Cookies

  1. March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This is so cute! love it!

    • March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Thanx Sarah..!

  2. March 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Amazing & Spellbound dear…. :)
    Thank U linking it @ Holi Hai :)
    Ongoing Event
    “HOLI HAI”
    “BEAT THE HEAT”

    • March 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Happy to join in.!

  3. March 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

    wowee- am bookmarking this and yes this child lady loves cookies too :)

    • March 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

      :) Big smiles.! Sweet..!

  4. March 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      I know, looks magical , and the centers so mysterious.! Thanx for dropping by..

  5. March 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    wow….awesome cookies….great idea.

    • March 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Happy you liked it ..

  6. March 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Pure awesomeness!! So creative…luv the clicks!

    Do contribute something equally outstanding to my ongoing event :)

    Chef Al dente On going event: Gimme GREEN!

    • March 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Thanx for the lovely comment. Yup, Count me in on your event. Will have something for you..!

  7. March 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      You are so welcome Chitra. Do try them out, you will love it..! Let me know your experience..

  8. March 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Please do and let me know how it turned out.! Thanx for visiting..

  9. Amy
    March 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    wow!!Book marked!!Love this idea…

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      :) Thanx Amy

  10. simran kamath
    March 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Yeah, all cookie lovers will like it.

  11. March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Fantastic,so cute cookies!!

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      :) I know .. it is so nice to just look at them..

  12. March 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      It is amazingly simple. You should make it with your lil ones. Will be loads of fun..!

  13. March 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      That is so sweet, you are also a cookie lover like me… join the gang lady..!

  14. March 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      So true, afterall the first step to eating is food is its visual appeal. This one will surely please the senses.

  15. March 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Involve them too, it becomes fun.. :)

  16. March 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    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!

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Oh they sure did. I too love the hanging ones. Pretty… thanx for the lovely comment dear. :)

  17. March 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    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 :)

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      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. March 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    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. :)

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      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. March 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Thanx Suchi, they look very pretty especially when held up against light. The centers look exactly like stained glass..

  20. March 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      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. March 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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

    • March 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Go for it. It is indeed a good cookie..

  22. March 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    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
    Preeti’s Kitchen Life

    • March 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

      I definitely will. Will send in my entry to your event soon. Thanx for the visit.

  23. March 2, 2012 at 12:40 am

    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 :)

    • March 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Pleasure is all mone. Hope to have some more entries for you..

  24. March 2, 2012 at 1:23 am

    The cookies look picture perfect. Nice one.

    • March 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thanx Sadhana..!

  25. March 2, 2012 at 3:53 am

    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!!

    • March 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Yes, the feeling is very nice. And it is a learning curve. Thanx for the nice comment..!

  26. March 2, 2012 at 3:54 am

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

    Please link your entries to EP Series-Cilantro & Cumin Event
    Inviting Hosts for EP Series-Herbs & Spices

    • March 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Kids love them and that is what matters… and it is fun to prepare too..

  27. March 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Very lovely innovative cute cookies.

    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event – “COLOURFUL HOLI”.

    • March 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Thanx Chandrani

  28. March 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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

    • March 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Thanx for dropping by. welcome to my blog. Gave me a chance to come across yours. :) Loved it.

  29. March 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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

    • March 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      So true..! It is loved by all..

  30. March 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Gorgeous and so inviting!

    • March 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      :) Thanx ..!

  31. March 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

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

    • March 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Thanx Amelia.

  32. Raghu
    March 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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

    • March 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Thanx for the kind words Raghu..

  33. March 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

    wow!! super duper like!!!!

    • March 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

      :) Thank you.!

  34. March 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    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 :)

    • March 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

      It used to be the special treat in my childhood. ALways loved the colors and the flavors. :)

  35. March 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    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!!!

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      You are in for some fun baking then. Have a blast..!

  36. March 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

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

    • March 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      I felt that these cookies are too pretty to eat..! :)

  37. March 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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

    • March 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      They most definitely will. I have another great recipe for the kids. Will post it soon..!

  38. April 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

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

    • April 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Thanx Kalyani .. :)

  39. April 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

    These are so innovative cookies… they look so good!

    • April 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Thanx Anisha..!

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