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Stained Glass Cookies |How to make window cookies

Stained glass cookies start as a buttery sugar cookie, but with a little holiday magic to make the center of the cookie see-thru with sweet candy. This cookie is perfect for a cookie platter, cookie exchange or just delicious holiday baking!

Stained glass cookies are a fun and sweet cookie for the holidays, and are fun for kids to make too.

What kind of candies do you use in the center?
You can use many different kinds of candy in the center of these cookies. Gummy bears, hard candy or any gummy candy that’s kind of see-through.

How Do I Make The Candy Centers?
The trick to making the centers is to chop the gummy bears or other candies into really small pieces so they melt quickly and evenly. This melts the center without overbaking the cookies.

My cookie centers have holes between the candy pieces, what do I do?
Don’t worry! It’s normal to have a few holes here and there as the candies don’t always melt perfectly every time. Here’s what you do.
While the candies are still hot from the oven you can fix the holes. Take a toothpick and pull the warm candies over the holes. Then chill the cookies in the fridge to set them.

How Do I Store These Cookies?
If you store these cookies in a sealed container, the candies stay soft in the center. If you store these cookies in the refrigerator the centers become harder.
I recommend storing these cookies on the counter in a sealed container after they have cooled completely. Once cool the cookies will also easily stack.


Stained Glass Cookies |How to make window cookies

Course : Snack

Cuisine : Global

Prep time : 5 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 25 minutes


  • All purpose flour - 2 1/2 cups

  • Butter - 1 cup at room temperature

  • Powdered sugar - 1 cup

  • Candies - 3 colors

  • Eggs - 2

  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

  • Almond extract - 1 tsp

  • Salt - 1/4 tsp


  1. In a bowl add 1 cup of butter(room temperature), beat the butter either with electric beater or whisk.

  2. Now add 1 cup of powder sugar to the butter.

  3. Crack open 2 eggs, with vanilla and almond extract. Now beat all the ingredients well until smooth.

  4. In other bowl add, 2 1/2 cups of flour , with salt and mix together.

  5. Now add the flour to the wet ingredient and mix them

  6. Knead them to form a dough.

  7. Place the dough in cling wrap,keep in fridge and chill for half and hour.

  8. Now crush the different color candies by putting them inside any cover.

  9. Now take the chilled dough into rolling board and roll them thick.

  10. Cut the dough into star shape using cookie cutter, and cut even inside of that particular shape.

  11. Place the crushed candies in the center of cut cookie.

  12. Place them on parchment lined baking tray and bake them in pre-heated oven in 200 degree for 10 minutes.

  13. Once baked cool the cookie and serve.

Pictorial :

lets start baking cookies


beat slightly

powdered sugar


almond extract

vanilla extract

beat them well

like this

salt into flour


add flour

mix it

knead to form a dough

take the candies

inside the bag


yellow candy

pink candy

orange candy

roll out the dough

cut the dough

any shape

again cut in centre

on baking tay

spread the curshed candies in the centre

ready to bake

inside pre-heated oven in 200 degree for 10 minutes

after baking

ready to serve

“There's nothing as cosy as a piece of candy and a book.”

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