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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. 
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 post was originally brought by Selina from Creative Juices Décor*

hard candy stained glass cookies

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
  • 1 egg
  • 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)

How To Make the Stained Glass Cookies

Step 1

Mix butter and sugar together.

Step 2

Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix again.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Now crush any type of hard candy!  Jolly ranchers and suckers work great.
hard candy cookies

Step 5

Give your child a section of the dough to roll out into skinny snakes.
rolling out dough

Step 6

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!
stained glass cookies
Note: If you didn’t have your piece of foil already on the cookie sheet, add it now.
easy cookies for kids

Step 7

Sprinkle an even layer of crushed hard candy in the shapes you created.
easy Christmas cookies for kids

Step 8

Bake at 375° for 9 min.
Let completely cool then peel off foil.
It’s SNOW much fun!!  (ok very bad pun 🙂
stained glass cookie recipe
Some shape ideas could be: a snowman, snowflake, bell, candy canes, gingerbread man, ornaments or anything!

Holiday Cookie Themes

Of course, you can do this for ANY holiday… just change the shape!
There’s no denying that cookies are delicious. But have you ever stopped to think about how creative they can be?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to creative cookies. So the next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and bake up something truly unique.

Valentine’s Day Glass Cookies

A lovely heart for a lovely Valentines day. ❤
valentine day stained glass cookies

Some Ideas for Different Holidays

 

Ideas for Glass Cookies

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