Stained Glass Cookies

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These pretty Stained Glass Cookies are so cool and fun to make. They are delicious, too! Definitely, customizable and can be served on any occasion.

Stained Glass Cookies

Cookies at home are must-haves. They’re tasty treats and snacks for everyone.For my kids, visitors, and of course for me. Especially for me! LOL!

I noticed these cute and colorful little cookies with stained glass looking at the center of the cookie. Right! That’s why they’re called Stained Glass Cookies. Suddenly I got ideas and wanted to try them out. I’m sure my kids will love them.

Making Stained Glass Cookies

I like them my way. I’ve been doing candy glass to use as decorations in some of my cupcakes. I thought that will be perfect for this recipe. And I love my Vegan Sugar Cookies. Surely they’ll be great to be for this cookie, too.

Stained Glass Cookies

 Putting them together to make the stained glass cookies is awesome!

By the way, you’ll be needing these tools to make these candy glass cookies:

Heart-shaped cookie cutters – 1 small and 1 medium. You can use other cookie cutter shapes, whatever you have there.

Rolling Pin – or you can use a bottle, jar or drinking glass. You will need this to roll out the dough. 

Ingredients for Candy Glass Cookies

For the Stained Glass

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 2/3 cups light corn syrup
  • Gel Food Coloring – any color/colors of your choice.
  • flavoring oil if desired, I did not use any for this but have used coconut in the past and it is divine!
  • candy thermometer

For the Cookies (Vegan)

  • 1 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • Juice from one can of beans, about 1/2 cup – I used pinto beans
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, clear–please please use clear
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Stained Glass

  1. In a medium saucepan, add in the sugar, corn syrup, water, and a few drops of gel food coloring (until you reached your desired hue).
  2. Insert the candy thermometer and bring it to a boil. Stir constantly until the thermometer reaches 300°F.
  3. Once at 300 degrees, remove from heat and transfer immediately to a baking pan (lined with wax paper or sprayed with nonstick).
  4. Allow it to sit until hardened (about 2 hours). Make sure to cover it while it sits.
  5. Once hardened lift the pan up and drop straight down to crack the glass. Repeat until you have fragments at the desired size. 

For the Cookies (Vegan)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Cream sugar and oil together.
  4. Add bean juice and extract. Mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  5. Mix flour and baking powder together well in a separate bowl.
  6. Add flour/baking powder mixture to the sugar mixture in 1/3 increments.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. The dough will be crumbly, but turn it out anyway and simply work with it the way it is.
  9. Using a roller, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Do not work any thinner than that or the dough will crumble apart when you try to transfer it to the baking sheet.

Putting the Stained Glass and Cookies Together

  1. Using the bigger cookie cutter, cut your cookies out and place them on the baking sheet. 
  2. Use the smaller cookie cutter to cut out the middle part of the cut dough.
  3. Fill the space with pieces of broken ‘stained glass’. If you like to make the cookie something like a hanging ornament, poke a hole ( you can use a barbeque stick) where you’d like to insert the thread. See the photo with the hanging cookies.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. The cookies will not be brown, but you don’t want them to be. If they’re browned, they’ll be too crispy and they’ll fall apart when you try to ice them. So, just 10 minutes. Nothing more. The’stained glass’ will melt during that time.
  5. Remove from the oven. Allow cooling completely in the pan before removing the cookies.

To store: Place in a jar or container with a lid and refrigerate for up to a month.

As a gift or giveaways: Wrap the cookies in clear cellophane cookie bags and place in gift box or gift bags.

Stained Glass Cookies
Yield: 12 - 18 Candy Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Stained Glass Cookies are so cool and fun to make. Make them in heart shapes or other shapes you like. Definitely great for any occasions.

Ingredients

For the Stained Glass

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 2/3 cups light corn syrup
  • Gel Food Coloring - any color/colors of your choice.
  • flavoring oil if desired, I did not use any for this but have used coconut in the past and it is divine!

For the Cookies (Vegan)

  • 1 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • Juice from one can of beans, about 1/2 cup – I used pinto beans
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, clear–please please use clear
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour

Instructions

For the Stained Glass

  1. In a medium saucepan, add in the sugar, corn syrup, water, and a few drops of gel food coloring (until you reached your desired hue).
  2. Insert the candy thermometer and bring it to a boil. Stir constantly until the thermometer reaches 300°F.
  3. Once at 300 degrees, remove from heat and transfer immediately to a baking pan (lined with wax paper or sprayed with nonstick).
  4. Allow it to sit until hardened (about 2 hours). Make sure to cover it while it sits.
  5. Once hardened lift the pan up and drop straight down to crack the glass. Repeat until you have fragments at the desired size. 

For the Cookies (Vegan)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Cream sugar and oil together.
  4. Add bean juice and extract. Mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  5. Mix flour and baking powder together well in a separate bowl.
  6. Add flour/baking powder mixture to the sugar mixture in 1/3 increments.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. The dough will be crumbly, but turn it out anyway and simply work with it the way it is.
  9. Using a roller, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Do not work any thinner than that or the dough will crumble apart when you try to transfer it to the baking sheet.

Putting the Stained Glass and Cookies Together

  1. Using the bigger cookie cutter, cut your cookies out and place them on the baking sheet. 
  2. Use the smaller cookie cutter to cut out the middle part of the cut dough.
  3. Fill the space with pieces of broken ‘stained glass’. If you like to make the cookie something like a hanging ornament, poke a hole ( you can use a barbeque stick) where you’d like to insert the thread. See the photo with the hanging cookies.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. The cookies will not be brown, but you don’t want them to be. If they’re browned, they’ll be too crispy and they’ll fall apart when you try to ice them. So, just 10 minutes. Nothing more. The’stained glass’ will melt during that time.
  5. Remove from the oven. Allow cooling completely in the pan before removing the cookies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 608Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 101gFiber: 3gSugar: 71gProtein: 5g

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