These Stained Glass Window Cookies are fun to make and will look wonderful hanging from your Christmas tree. Children will love to help you make them and will be even more excited to hang them from your tree and of course eat them!
We’ve found some great examples on Pinterest, take a look at our festive feast board for more inspiration
These cookies are so simple to make but the end result will have people questioning you how you made them. You’ll need to start with this cookie dough recipe
- 350g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 100g butter
- 175g soft brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons golden syrup
You will also need a pack of colourful fruit flavoured boiled sweets
Preheat the oven to 180C
Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and salt together in a bowl, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar.
In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and golden syrup.
Pour this egg and syrup mixture into the flour mixture and mix to make a smooth dough.
Knead together gently with your hands
Crush the sweets, whilst still in their wrappers using a rolling pin.
Dust a surface lightly with flour and roll out the dough to roughly half a centimetre thick. Using your Christmas Cookie Cutters cut out a selection of shapes then cut out small shapes inside
Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and completely fill each hole with the crushed boiled sweets.
If you want to be able to hang your Stained Glass Window Cookies then pierce the top of each using a drinking straw.
Bake the biscuits in the oven for around 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
Remove from the oven, if the holes need to be redefined then use the straw to pierce the holes again
Do not move the biscuits from the tray until the boiled sweets have hardened. Once the biscuits have cooled and the sweets have hardened you can transfer them to a wire cooling rack.
Thread ribbon through the holes and hand on the tree. Enjoy.