Stained Glass Cookies

By on December 14, 2011

 Stained Glass Cookies

Ingredients

  • Refrigerated cookie dough (use your own favorite recipe or store-bought brand)
  • Fruit-flavored hard candies (e.g., Life Savers)
  • Plastic sandwich bags (one for each color) and a rolling pin

Additional Materials:

  • Non-stick spray
  • Parchment paper

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into strips about 1/4″ thick. Use to make outlines on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Pinch ends together well. Start with simple shapes and then try more complex ones.
  2. Sort the hard candies into plastic bags by color. Crush them with a rolling pin. Use to fill openings in the cookies.
  3. If you want to hang the cookies on your Christmas tree, thicken dough at the top and punch a hole with a straw before baking.
  4. Lightly coat parchment paper with non-stick spray. Place paper on cookie sheet, arrange the cookies, and bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool cookies completely, then peel off foil.