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Stained Glass Cookies | Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe

Crispy buttery cookies filled with crushed hard candies which are baked in oven so the candies melt to create a stained glass like pattern in the middle.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 ¾ cup / 210 grams
  • Sugar - ½ cup / 100 grams powdered
  • Unsalted Butter - 150 grams soft
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Coloured Hard Candies as needed


  • Take butter, sugar in a bowl and cream till fluffy.
  • Add in vanilla, salt and mix well.
  • Add in flour and mix well to form a dough. Wrap this in cling wrap and chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Now roll this dough between two sheets of parchment paper or cling wrap.
  • Use cookie cutter to cut out round shape. Now use a small cookie cutter to cut out middle round.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C / 350 degree F.
  • Now arrange it in a baking pan lined with parchment and bake for 7 to 8 mins till it is half cooked.
  • Now remove the cookies from oven, sprinkle the candies into the small cut out holes.
  • Pop it back in oven and bake for 5 more mins.
  • The cookies should get light golden around the edges.
  • Now remove from oven and let it cool for 10 mins.
  • Store in an air tight container.


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