Stained Glass Window Cookies

Stained Glass Window Cookies
Makes:
20
cookies
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
43
minutes
based on 208 reviews
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You'll create a lot of excitement with Stained Glass Window Cookies! These easy and fun-to-make cookies are perfect for all occasions and will add a festive flair to your holidays, too!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
  • All-purpose flour
  • About 1/2 cup finely crushed hard candy

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with foil.

CUT dough in half; refrigerate one half. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon flour onto working surface. Sprinkle additional flour over remaining half. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

CUT into desired shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets with spatula, placing about 2 inches apart. Cut out small shapes in cookie centers. Spoon candy into each center to fill holes. Pierce hole at top of shape if cookie is going to be hung. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; slide foil with cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container.


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Dorothy Diveley from

I had fun making these with grandchildren. I hope you keep sending such good ideas for cookies.

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    Stained Glass Cookies

    Bobbi Jo Kraszewski from Pulaski, WI

    These were not difficult to make, and kids would really enjoy making them.

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    kids well love it

    Sadie Gambino from Bronx, NY

    Not hard to do . for kids and the family gathering in the kitchen.

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    Big Hit

    L S Nestor from Westminster, MD

    These cookies were a big hit at our church bake sale. They sold out in a matter of minutes and we have requests for more at the next bake sale.

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    stained glass window cookies

    cathy padia from Queen Creek, AZ

    These cookies are a pretty addition to any table and my children did enjoy the cookie portion but did tended not to like to eat the candy.

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    Easy to make and fun to eat

    Linda Wilkes from ALTOONA, PA

    My family loves trying different ways to make and bake cookies. We found this recipes very interesting and fun, we also tried it with our own sugar cookies recipe too.

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    Stained Glass Cookies

    CHERIE HALL from SALISBURY, MD

    I started making these cookies for Christmas almost 30 years ago. My children loved to experiment with different types of candy for the windows. Always a HIT.

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    Stained Glass Cookies

    liz lesher from ROSEVILLE, CA

    These are as delicious as they are easy to make.I will be making more.My granddaughters loved helping with them, though they ate more of the candies before the cookies were decorated, but we had lots of fun.

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    Kathy Halley from GALLIPOLIS, OH

    My Grand-daughters and I made these for easter. They were a little messy. Pounding the candies was fun for the girls but made the clean up tedious with little bits of candy pieces all over the floor and counter top.

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    super cookie

    Dorothy Diveley from

    I had fun making these with grandchildren. I hope you keep sending such good ideas for cookies.

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    Beautiful, and Tasty too!

    debbie raith from BALTIMORE, MD

    This recipe has been around for years and I made them as a little girl but only around Christmas. I never saw them made for Easter before. The spring designs are beautiful and very colorful. My grandson will hopefully enjoy them for years to come for different holidays. Never thought of making them for other than Christmas - gee we may have colorful turkey cookies this year!!!

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    Paula Straughn from WINFIELD, KS

    These cookies were so easy, my 5 year old grandson helped. I think he liked to crush the candy the most. LOL I found that lifesavers crush the easiest.

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    memories of being a kid

    Melinda Barakauskas from LOUISVILLE, KY

    My mom and I made these when I was very young. I will do the same with my kids in year to come.

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    My kids loved these

    Becky Hanlin from PARKER, CO

    My kids loved helping me with these. They're great!

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    great

    LINDA FEAN from MILFORD, PA

    I can't believe how easy these are to make and how nice they turn out.

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    cant belive its so easy

    olga hernandez from MADERA, CA

    enjoyed doing it with my children thanxs for making it simple

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    fun to make

    Brenda Brooks from LARGO, MD

    i make these cookies every year. very good

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    Marian Cattanach from NEKOOSA, WI

    Perfect for my my bible study treat.

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    stained glass window cookies

    ELSIE COX from FLAT TOP, WV

    I found this wonderful recipe for Easter that is perfect for the kids! Not messy and super easy.

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    Not back for pre made product

    tam belliveau from

    they are a good cookie kids love to eat them.

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    Stained Glass Cookies

    Frances Walker from MONROE, LA

    Recipe for these has been around for ages. They make very pretty cookies.

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    Fun

    Carol Ragghianti from SHERMAN, TX

    This is such a fun recipe for any holiday. It was tasty and so easy, and can add holiday appropriate candies as well. Thanks Nestle's.

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    extra easy

    kathleen dennis from DANVILLE, NH

    This is the easiest way to get small bakers involved in making cookies. Fast and Fun. Let their taste buds make the decision as to what flavor candies to use. (Jolly Ranchers are great for this recipe, many flavors to choose from.)

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    Fun Idea for the little kids

    Stacy Crozier from SOUTH BEND, IN

    This is a very cute and fun idea for my young kids to make. They love to help me in the kitchen and this is something that they can help with. Plus they get to make the cookies the colors that they want. Thanks

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    Pam Camilleri from Sharbot Lake, ON

    They are so yummy. I made them last night for my co-workers, and of course I had to taste them myself before I packed them. Oh my, they were too good to eat just one. I now have to bake some for my grandson.

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    Pretty Cookies

    Susan Fay from PITTSBURGH, PA

    I let my grandkids help with these at Christmas.I let them pick their favorite Lifesavers candy for the middle.They took some to school for treats. They were a big hit.

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    LESHEA MUNOZ from ELK GROVE, CA

    Wonderful!! Made with 11 children ages 2-14 and came out wonderful! Loved the multicolored results!

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    Stained Glass Cookies

    vicki l kawa from BOZEMAN, MT

    They are wonderful. Making for co-workers or gifts they are just so pretty. Thank you

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    Cool Cookies

    Helen Lane from WATERLOO, IL

    I made these for Christmas this past year, and they were very warmly received. I had some people come back and ask for more and for the recipe. They were so much fun to bake, and the kids couldn't get enough!

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    stained glass window cookie

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    this cookie was so easy to make. i make some and take some to my grandson class room. they all said that it was so good. they wasnted the recipes so there mother can make them some.

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    Fun!

    Kimberlee Culbertson from NAMPA, ID

    Easy and fun. My kids loved making and eating them!

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    Great cookies

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    Such an easy cookie to make with the grand-kids. They loved making them and than hanging them on the tree. They gave a few as gifts to their teachers.

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    Easy, Fun, Beautiful!

    Doreen Kuneck from

    Simple recipe to celebrate the holidays. Create a tradition with your children while baking holiday gifts for others. Using the Nestle dough makes this otherwise time consuming and messy recipe very simple and fun! The cookies are beautiful!

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    a riot of color

    Ann Findrik from Kamloops, BC

    I have always want to make stained glass cookies. It turned out finding the right cookie cutters was the hardest part of making these colorful cookies. It took a while but I found some beautiful multi sized snowflake cookie cutters. With Nestle sugar cookie dough I could get right to the fun part. I had so much fun playing with design and color that by the time I got to the last cookie sheet of stained glass cookies I made them with three or four colors of hard candy, A riot of color, so beautiful to look at and delicious to eat.

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    Good, but not on a humid day!

    Laurie Bullock from HOUSTON, TX

    These were pretty easy except here in Houston it was hot and humid and the dough basically melted. I kept putting it in the freezer to get it firmer. I finally got a tray full and they came out pretty cool! Of course it is supposed to be in the 30's again Saturday so I'll try again (back in the 70's for Christmas though!)

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    "Kookies?"

    john griskenas from FOX LAKE, IL

    I don't know if it changes them,(the cough drop) but my grandkids get a cough drop this way,when needed.

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    kids love to help

    Lynn McGuire-Olzak from GIBSONIA, PA

    I put the hard candy in a ziplock baggie and give the kids small hammers to ground up the candy. They love pounding away the candy. It helps when they are getting anxious to do something.

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    Ornaments/Pacake Decoration

    Geraldine Thomas from BRICK, NJ

    I had made these and used htem as package decorations and then the receipant could use it as an ornament. I did coat with a light coat of varnish so that the cookie would not break or decay!

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    easy and fun

    Nichole Tinglof from Taunton, MA

    This is a great fun baking project to do with kids. I had my niece help me make them and she loved how the candy melted when they baked.

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    Dawn Williams from MANHEIM, PA

    I just made these cookies with my kids. They are so fun and easy to do. This gives us a different type of cookie to make. They are really pretty,too. We really enjoyed it.

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    stained glass window cookies

    Frances Fincik from TERRELL, TX

    i think that those cookies are the best in the whole wourld. I baked them for my family and they loved them they thought they where delicous.

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    They Are Easier than they look

    ANTIONEA STILES from OWINGS MILLS, MD

    I always thought that these beautiful cookies were too difficult for my daughter and me to make. They are so easy to make and also fun. We made a stained glass version and put it on the tree. That one was the first to go.

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    wow!?!!

    Awilda Ramirez from PONCE, PR

    i cant bilive the great treat u have for my children

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    Glistening

    jenel g from

    These are perfect to make with children. It's a perfect gift for children to take home from school and give to their parents. The best thing, they are easy and delicious!

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    Pretty Cookie

    Lisa McCarthy from WILMINGTON, DE

    I love to make cookies for Christmas. The only problem is my kids ONLY eat chocolate chip. Now I can make these to go on the tree. I can't wait to try them!

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    Stained Glass Window Cookies

    vickie sexton from PENSACOLA, FL

    These are so easy to make. My five year old and I made two batches using all different color candy and they turned out perfect. He hang two in his window hoping it would bring snow. But we live in Fl. so I really do not think it will work.

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    need help

    ryan lytle from springfield , IL

    first time trying to bake with the kids and want to try this recipe but what type of candy or what do they mean by candy? please someone help me!

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    stained glass window cookies

    mark meconio from GRAND ISLAND, NE

    ....and who said glass could hurt ya ?!!!! wow ! what a recipe !

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    strained glass window cookies

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    Imade these cookies for my tree and windows and they are nice.

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    Fast, easy, beautiful and delicious

    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    Perfect for a kid's cookie-making party. We all loved these cookies.

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    cookies

    sharon valenzuela from BURBANK, CA

    Theres cookies look very pretty when you put them in the window and the light comes in the window

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/20 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 20 

  • Calories: 45
  • Calories from Fat: 10
  • Total Fat: 1g (1% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 20mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Stained Glass Window Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
  • All-purpose flour
  • About 1/2 cup finely crushed hard candy

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with foil.

CUT dough in half; refrigerate one half. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon flour onto working surface. Sprinkle additional flour over remaining half. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

CUT into desired shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets with spatula, placing about 2 inches apart. Cut out small shapes in cookie centers. Spoon candy into each center to fill holes. Pierce hole at top of shape if cookie is going to be hung. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; slide foil with cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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