Stained Glass Cookies – Learn with Experts

Stained Glass Cookies – Learn with Experts: People LOVE stained glass cookies, and they’re SO EASY to make. They look great with lights shining through the middle, and yes, you can put them on your tree. Making a hole in the middle of your sugar cookies is all you need to do.

Then, crush your favorite hard candy and put it in the middle. These cookies look like stained glass and are easy to make. They are perfect for the holidays. To make them, you can use any mix of cookie shapes. Just be careful not to make the edges too thin, or they will break.

Stained Glass Cookies – Learn with Experts

Make a hole in the cookie with a stick and hang it from it. Your cookies are now beautiful Christmas ornaments that you can hang on the tree. Making them on Christmas Eve will give you a tasty treat in the morning to eat while you open your presents!


For the Cookies:

  •  1 cup unsalted butter 226g, room temp
  •  1 cup granulated sugar 200g
  •  2 eggs
  •  4 cups all-purpose flour 480g, sifted
  •  1/2 cup cornstarch 65g, sifted
  •  3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3g
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5mL

For the Window Pane:

  •  1/3 cup Hard candies You can use any one you’d like.

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How To Make Stained Glass Cookies

  • Mix the flour, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a paddle-attached stand mixer.
  • Mix medium speed while adding eggs one at a time.
  • Add vanilla and stir.
  • Add the flour and mix on low for a few seconds, then scrape the bowl and blend until just incorporated.
  • Dough should be roughly one inch thick between two sheets. Let the dough chill for 20 minutes to firm up.
  • Roll cooled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Medium to large cookie cutters cut shapes. To use cookies as decorations, poke a little hole at the top.
  • Put your favorite hard candies in a ziplock bag and crush them. Crush candy and put it inside cookies.
  • Distribution should be even. After baking for 12 minutes, let the cookies cool to solidify the candy.

Pro Tips For This Recipe

  • Make sure you measure your flour right! Most people mess up the mix by adding too much flour.
  • A scale is the best and simplest way to figure out how much flour you need. Spread the flour out in the measuring cup with a spoon or, if you don’t have one, a knife. Then, use the knife to level it off.
  • It will look bad if you get hard candy on the sugar cookie.
  • As soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I used a pin to pop any air bubbles. This made the cookies look nice and smooth.
  • For this, you really need a baking mat made of plastic. In a pinch, baking paper MIGHT work.
  • You should let the cookies cool down on the baking sheet before taking them off. They need to set and get hard.
  • Keep an eye on these cookies because the candy cores will get sticky if it rains or snows.


  • Serving: 28g
  • Calories: 139kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 9.1mg
  • Sodium: 103mg
  • Potassium: 46mg
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Vitamin A: 10IU
  • Calcium: 26mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg



You can use any hard candy. You can pick any candy you like for the movie. I used Jolly Ranchers.


These cookies can be kept for up to a week in a sealed, dry place. These cookies don’t like being wet because it makes the “glass” stick together.


Rolling cookie dough between two layers of plastic wrap prevents sticking better than corn starch. There’s no hassle and no risk of sticking. Keep your work surface floured and move the dough often. I prefer a pastry mat that can be lifted and refrigerated. Best to avoid sticking: bake these cookies on a silicone pan.


Butter brands vary in salt content. Unsalted butter controls salt in recipes and ensures consistency nationwide. Kosher salt is used in recipes for this reason. The smaller the salt grain, the more salt each teaspoon holds. Kosher salt requires a uniform grain size. You can use salted butter and minimize or eliminate salt in recipes.

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