Stained Glass Cookies and Ornaments
These cookies look great hanging from a Christmas tree branch or against a window — especially a kitchen window. Their light-catching beauty isn’t difficult to reproduce.
They are simply rolled cookies with the centers cut out and filled with colorful crushed hard candy. The candy melts as the cookies bake, turning into a thin sheet of transparent color that looks just liked stained glass.
The actual cookie dough that you use does not matter significantly; any favorite sugar cookie or gingerbread recipe will work well.
This recipe does not need to be chilled before being used and it does not get sticky, which makes it particularly kid friendly. (This is not to say that the dough can’t be chilled — it can.)
It’s a great recipe to have on hand should you decide to make stained glass cookies as last-minute holiday gifts or ornaments.