Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies


"These are cookies which have open spaces which are filled with crushed hard candy (yellow and red work best). When baked, the candy melts and gives the appearance of "stained glass"."


servings 242 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and eggs.
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with milk.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide strips and, on a well-buttered baking sheet, form into window frames.
  5. Keeping the colors separate, place candy in plastic bags and crush with a meat mallet. Place crushed candies inside window frames.
  6. Bake for six minutes, or until candy is just melted. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, until candy is hard. Carefully lift cookies off baking sheet with spatula.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 64 Ratings


My mother and I loved making these cookies! We took the advice from the reviewer who recommended increasing the sugar to 1 and 1/4 cup, cutting the milk down to about 3 Tablespoons, and boosting...

After reading the other reviews, I decided to make these cookies, but keeping in mind that some people found the dough sticky and a bit bland, I increased the sugar by about 1/4 cup, cut the mil...

I used this recipe with stars at Christmas...I found that using the lifesavers-R five flavors works better than the black cherry rolls...also I used aluminum foil on my baking sheets. This kept...

This recipe is awesome! The only thing I might suggest is spliting up the dough into 3 sections, wrapping it up with wax paper, and chilling it for a half hour to forty-five minutes before you r...

Like others, I increased the sugar and vanilla and decreased the milk. The dough was still very sticky, so I ended up using about twice the amount of flour. They are easier to cut out when thi...

Our "Valentine Window" cookies turned out beautifully! We used a 4" heart with a smaller 1-1/2" heart cut out for the window. Rather than crushing the candy we used full size watermelon/cherry...

try using hard cinamon candy instead! makes a very nice twist!

Cookies were good but they stuck fast to the cookie sheet and broke when trying to get them off. I would not make this again.

I followed the others reviewers recommendations with 1.25 c sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and 3 tbsp milk, and the dough tasted good. I chilled and rolled out on parchment paper and didn't need any extr...