The kids are off school now and you have a few days before Christmas. Entertain them by making these hard candy cookies made to look like stained glass. The kids would love to make eat all these cookies with you this weekend. Selina from Creative Juices Décor is here to show you how.
Hi Infarrantly Creative Fans! I’m Selina from Creative Juices Decor. I’m very excited to be able to share this fun edible craft with all of you. I know Christmas is right around the corner so don’t forget to include this yummy project! The kids would have a BLAST making these with you, maybe even on Christmas day! :-) I recognize this is a lot of sugar for the little one, but tis’ the season to be sugared right? I kid, ration these babies out so they don’t turn into naughty elves.
This is a great cooking craft that you can do with kids, they have so much fun sprinkling broken colorful candies into their creation and wondering what the end result will look like. Each cookie is uniquely theirs!
What you will need:
(recipe from Mudpie Activity Book)
1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Crushed hard candy pieces (suckers or jolly ranchers work great)
Mix butter and sugar together. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix again. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture beating well. The dough should be easy to handle; if it isn’t, chill for an hour or sprinkle some flour where you are rolling the dough out.
Now crush any type of hard candy! Jolly ranchers and suckers work great.
Give your child a section of the dough to roll out into skinny snakes.
Place the snake on a piece of foil and have fun creating your design.
Be sure and pinch the ends together so that the melted candies do not escape your shape!
If you didn’t have your piece of foil already on the cookie sheet, add it now.
Sprinkle an even layer of crushed hard candy in the shapes you created.
Bake at 375° for 9 min. Let completely cool then peel off foil.
It’s SNOW much fun!! (ok very bad pun
Some shape ideas could be: a snowman, snowflake, bell, candy canes, gingerbread man, ornaments or anything!
Of course, you can do this for ANY holiday……just change the shape…..how about Valentines Day.…..a lovely heart for a lovely day. ❤
OR an apple for a teacher
A shamrock for St. Patrick’s day
A flag for 4th of July
An egg for Easter
A pumpkin or leaf for fall
I would love if you came over to say hi and visited my blog :-)My other favorite Christmas Craft is my Cinnamon Elmer’s Glue ornaments! They smell heavenly and make great gift tags or gifts.
Or make an Ice Candle Display – it’s gorgeous and free!
Thank you SO much to my sweet host Beckie!
Selina is an interior designer that loves the thrill of turning plain to glam on a budget. She and her husband live in the Northwest with their 3 young children. Along with a passion for design, Selina loves crafting, scrapbooking, cooking and has been playing the violin since the age of 3.