For the stained glass effect:
Any hard candy like Jolly rancher, Life saver or Poppins
To make cookie: (Yields around 12 small )
All purpose flour -1 cup
Butter - 1/2 stick
Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
1.On a cookie sheet put a parchment paper and keep it ready.
2.Mix and make a dough with the above ingredients.Refrigerate for an hour.Roll out the dough into 1/8 inch thickness and cut the required shape with a cookie cutter / mouth of a glass and cut inside with a bottle cap.
(Put the cookie on to the parchment paper first and then cut out the inside to keep the shape intact.)
3.Make a hole with a skewer / straw on top edge to hang the cookie.
4. Crush the hard candy roughly and keep it ready.Put the crushed candy in the center.Use only one small candy per cookie.
5. Bake it at 350 F for 7-8 minutes (approx depending on ur oven).Keep an eye on it so the cookie does not become brown and candy does not burn.
6.Let it cool off for 3 minutes.Remove with spatula.
- Some hard candies can taste really bitter after it is baked so be careful.
- Make the center hole nice and big to see the stained glass effect.
- Do not add more than one hard candy because it smudges on the sides of the cookie, will look messy.
- The candy part is still hard so be careful if u have a loose tooth 🙂
Hope to hear from you lovely people out there.
yummy and attractive cookies...awesome clicks as usual 🙂
Wow! very innovative recipe Meena.
Thank you Ruxana.
Thank you Bhawna.With a drinking straw before baking.
Thank you Shey.
Thank you Ramya.
He hee... I too wish I could do that for you 🙂 Thank you Smitha.
Thank you Nandoos.
Thank you Rekha.
wow cute cookies
delectable cookies rekha 🙂
gorgeous clicks ....
this is just too awesome meena... i love the way the whole things looks like... those cookies looks so wow like showpeices that i wouldn't want to eat them at all!!! 🙂
wow meena its very innovative and interesting...how did you make that perfect hole for string?
Good looking cookies .
Event announcement- let's cook for Christmas
lovely want to try it now
wow wow wow.. u r really an expertestttt photographer.. hw artistic they look. wish u come as santa to my place n deliver me those cookies..
I am speechless this is just WOW 🙂
wow they look so neat and perfect. lovely cookies.
I am dropping down with admiration over what you did. You are so creative in everything.
U really try innovative things, amused with the photography skills too.. n innovation no words! m speechless
They look super good on the tree!!Lovely cookies.
They looks simply wonderful ! I've always wanted to try them out...but never had the confidence 🙂 but urs have come out so perfectly and beautiful ! love the clicks as always 🙂
Anupa Joseph (Palaharam)
What an idea Meena...they indeed look so good on xmas tree too
photography kalakals ....lovely idea to make a christmas tree wth home made ornaments meena
thanks for posting these!
Adipoli, Love it Meena, I need to make it, I am not sure when I will find the time.
Hw cute luking cookies..actually love d name n clicks..
Thank you Beena.
U can call me Rekha too:)
Thank you Aruna.
Thank you Princy.
He hee...thank you Rafee.
Thank you Sayantani.
Thank you Sathya kutty..love kalakals :))
He hee Nava..thank you so much.
Thank you Sangeetha.
Thank you Reni.
Thank you Anupa.
Swathi,thank you.U should try them some time ur kids will love it.
Thank you so much Chitrangada.
Thank you Usha.
Awesome awesome awesome.......don't have words its really beautiful dear...
This is simply awesome. Great job Meena.
Thank you Resna.
Thank you Manju.
yummy awesome cookies...nice presentation
Lovely and attractive cookies....
awesome idea Meena... tree looks beautiful with cute candies..:)
wow they are so cute cookies 🙂 love the glass effect they looks fabulous dear !! lovely clicks !!
Wow. How adorable are those awesome cookies.. so well prepared. Using candy is so interesting to get the glass like centre. I would not want any of them to hang on a tree or to be displayed as a centre piece as they deserve to be where they belong ie in my tummy 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
Priya Kheroun Tessy
Cookies looks simply superb Meena dear!!!Merry Christmas in advance!!!!
colorful cookies, love the presentation as well!!!
Delicious and yummy cookies, looks very cute.
Thank you Shama.
Thank you Shabbu.
Thank you Preeti.
Hee ..hee...thank you Sara.
Thank you Priya.Merry Christmas to u too :))
Thank you Sangeetha.
Thank you Sona.
Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)
Oh Meena, these cookies look super cute. Wonderful clicks!