Try These Fun Stained Glass Cookies

December 12th, 2022 by

A collection of stained glass Christmas cookies on marble

These stained glass cookies are as delicious as they are gorgeous and they’re a ton of fun to make, too. You and your children will enjoy making them.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour (you will need additional flour for dusting)
  • 20 pieces of fruit flavored hard candy

You will also need a set of decorative cookie cutters of varying sizes.

Candy Center Instructions

To create the stain glassed center for your cookies start by choosing the colors that you would like to use. Unwrap the candies and place the candies that are the same color into plastic bags. Use a rolling pin to crush the candies into pebble sized pieces. Don’t crush them too much you don’t want a fine powder, you just want them small enough to work melt easily. Once you’ve crushed the candies set them aside for later.

Cookie Dough Instructions

  1. Using a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and powdered sugar just until combined. (Note: It should only take around 30 seconds. The mixture doesn’t need to be light and fluffy)
  2. Scrape down the sides then add the egg yolk, vanilla extract, salt, and almond extract. Mix on low just until combined. (15 seconds)
  3. Scrape down the sides again, then add half of the flour. Mix on low until combined. Add the remaining flour and mix on low until a dough begins to form.

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Stain Glass Cookie Assembly

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  3. Lightly flour a clean work surface
  4. Turn the dough out onto the working surface and knead it three or four times to create a smooth ball.
  5. Pat the dough into a disc and roll it out until it is 1/4-inch thick.
  6. Using a decorative cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Then use a slightly smaller cookie cutter of the same shape to cut out the centers. Set the cookie outlines onto the baking sheet.
  7. Re-roll the dough centers and scraps, then repeat the cutting process until you have used all of the dough.
  8. Fill each emptied center of cookie shapes 2/3 full with crushed candy pieces.
  9. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven until the cookies have set and the candy centers have melted.  (9-10 minutes)
  10. Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack until cooled completely (15 minutes).
  11. Enjoy! Make sure to bring us a few when you visit the team at Tempe Kia to purchase your next vehicle.
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