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Stained Glass Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Resting time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These Stained Glass Cookies are rolled sugar cookies cut out and filled with crushed Jolly Rancher candies which melt and create a stained-glass effect.
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, Stained Glass Cookies, Sugar Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Lynne
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Assorted Jolly Rancher Hard Candies 10-15 of each, crushed - I put them in two plastic bags and crushed them with a mallet and you can use any color you prefer.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, F.
  2. Prepare two baking sheet by lining them with parchment paper.
  3. Cream the butter, then gradually add the sugar, beating until light.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla and cream. Beat throughly.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and blend well.
  7. Prepare a clean flat surface by covering it with flour, enough so that the dough will not stick to the surface.
  8. Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4 -inch thick.
  9. Using the larger cookie cutter, cut shapes into the dough.
  10. Transfer the cut-outs to prepared cookie sheets.
  11. Center the smaller cookie cutter in to the larger cut-out and gently remove.
  12. Bake cookies for 5 minutes, until slightly set.
  13. Remove tray from oven and with a small spoon or small utensil sprinkle crushed Jolly Rancher candy into the center of each cookie.
  14. Return tray to oven and bake for 5-7 minutes more, until candy has melted and cookies are golden.
  15. Allow to cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before setting on wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 24 cookies depending on your cookie cutter sizes.

Nutrition Facts
Stained Glass Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.