Christmas Stained Glass Cookies Recipe

stained glass cookies

Christmas is getting here so fast and I am far behind on everything. Buying gifts, planning out the holiday, booking my tickets home, etc. So many things to think about, so little time! However, there is one thing I am not behind on! Wanna know what it is?! I bet you already know! Christmas baking! You are in for a new recipe! Let’s make some delicious stained glass cookies!

Christmas Stained Glass Cookies Recipe

-175g flour
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1 orange zest
-100g butter
-50g golden sugar
-1 tbsp milk
-12 hard-boiled sweets

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (or fan 160°C).
2. Mix the flour, ginger, zest and butter (cut in chunks, cold, not melted) with half a teaspoon tsp salt to fine crumbs. Add in the sugar and milk. Then, knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth.
3. Wrap in cling film and let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4. Flour your work surface. Then roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use cookie cutters (around 7cm) for outer cookie design. Use smaller cookie cutter (4cm) for the cut out the middle. Re-roll any left over dough.
5. Make a hole in the top of each biscuit, then carefully lift onto a baking sheet.
6 Put the sweets in the freezing bag and crush them all with the rolling pin. Put the crushed sweets into the middle of the biscuits. There should be enough sweets to that equals the level of the dough.
7. Put the baking sheets in the oven. Bake for 15-20 mins or until the biscuits are golden brown and the middles have melted.
8. Remove from the oven. Then leave to harden. Transfer to a rack to cool. Thread with ribbon.

The cookies are best eaten within three days but can last longer, especially if you want to hang them onto your Christmas tree. They make the perfect edible treat! You can hang the biscuits up in other places of your house!

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stained glass cookies

What do you think? Wanna make those stained glass cookies? They are so easy to make and the perfect Christmas tree decoration! Any other Christmas recipes you’d like to see on my blog?

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  1. November 22, 2018 / 8:22 am

    These would look so pretty hanging on the tree, I need to make them! You made it sound pretty simple so even I might be able to make them..

  2. November 22, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    These are so cute! They’d be so lovely hanging on a tree. I’ve been doing quite a bit of baking lately so will have to give these a go!
    Hels xx

  3. November 22, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    These look so pretty, the only downfall is my boy will finish each and every one of them if I put them on the tree. Plus they are so delicious that I won’t be able to resist too.

  4. November 22, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    These are so cute! Going to add these to my Xmas cookie list!

  5. November 22, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    These cookies look so easy to make, even me – a non baker, would be able to pull this recipe off. I bet they would be lovely as decoration in the Christmas tree. Who doesn’t like to have sweets hanging on the branches? 🙂

  6. November 22, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    You really are welcoming Christmas in style with the recipes you’ve been sharing lately. And today’s would be just great for a Christmas morning! These glass cookies look so easy to bake and just as yummy!

  7. Jessica
    November 22, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    I am afraid I would make these and they would not make it to the Christmas tree. They are neat and I barely use orange in recipes so this would be an interesting spin on things. I can see Christmas dinner being a good time to try them out on the family.

  8. Hanh Nguyen
    November 22, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Mmmm they look soooo pretty!! what could be better than yummy edible Christmas decoratives! Will try out your recipe this weekend for sure!

  9. November 22, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    This is such a lovely idea, great to do with kids and a nice way to have something you made yourself hanging on the tree each year.

  10. November 22, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Love this! The kids would have so much fun to make these and then decorate the tree with them.

  11. November 22, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    This looks like a great idea. My kids would love to do this over the Christmas break for the tree. I doubt they would last as decorations though 🙂

  12. Dani
    November 23, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    OMG! I used to have these as a kid and have completely forgotten about them!! I’ll have to make them again sometime soon.

  13. November 23, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Ohhh this is a cool idea for this holiday season!! Will try making christmas cookies with stained glass designs!! Lovely!

  14. Rosey
    November 24, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    What a fun cookie recipe to make. I think I’ll pin these so we can try them out later.

  15. November 25, 2018 / 1:39 am

    What a fun sweet recipe to do. Love how you hung them for the pictures. Definitely trying this out for Christmas

  16. November 25, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Oh wow, I came to the right place. I’m on a hunt for pretty Christmas cookies to make and serve my guests this year. I hope mine look as good as these do. I’m not the best cookie maker.

  17. November 25, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Those cookies look delicious and like a fun holiday treat to make. I did something similar with these heart cookies I did for a tea party once. I will have to make this with my daughter.

  18. November 28, 2018 / 7:44 am

    Just in time before I Christmas! I will definitely add this to what I need to do and prepare for Christmas! Yay! I am so glad I came over your post. Thanks for the recipe!

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