Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies


"Melted candies surrounded by dough to resemble stained glass windows."


servings 58 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine, brown sugar and molasses until smooth. Blend in water. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture; blend well.
  2. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Cut out paper stars, bells, or other christmas motifs. Trace onto a sheet of aluminum foil.
  4. Roll pieces of dough into ropes about 1/4-inch wide. Outline the designs with ropes of dough. Press ends lightly together.
  5. Separate candies by color. In a blender or food processor, coarsely crush candies. Fill in dough outlines with the candies.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 4 to 5 minutes or until cookie is set and candy melts. Cool on baking sheet.
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  1. 18 Ratings


I just made cookies like (I used my usual cut-out recipe) this and it took till the 5th tray to get them off the pan. I used tin foil covered with nonstick spray. After I had the cookie on the...

cookies taste fine but how about including a reminder to grease the cookie sheet for those of us that dont bake except on holidays. these cookies are stuck permanently to my nonstick sheets.

These cookies are fabulous! I made them to take to my neighborhood cookie exchange and won first prize! I had made similar cookies about ten years ago, so was thrilled to "rediscover" the reci...

I love how this handles. I used regular Christmas cookie cutters and life savers. Parchment paper is the best invention for cookies. I used one piece for the entire batch of cookies. I think the...

Very strong molasses flavor in dough. Use finely crushed candy, big chunks bubble. Keep ropes of dough very thin or cookie will be soft and break apart. Fun to do as a group activity, not ind...

This is not the original "Land O" Lakes" recipe I had 20 yrs ago, that one didn't contain molasses. But it WORKS- the cookies are delicious.

Wow. I don't know what I did wrong, but the batter had the consistency of soup when it finished chilling. I ended up putting in extra flour and just making ginger cookies. They turned out gre...

I loved the stain glass look!

Not much flavor.