Stained Glass Cookies Recipe

Stained Glass Cookies Recipe

How To Make Stained Glass Cookies

These stained glass cookies are so colorful, they should be served at any festivity! A big plus is you’ll get the taste of candies and cookies all at once!

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 20Jolly Rancher hard candies
  • 1cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 3cupsall-purpose flour


  1. Unwrap and separate Jolly Ranchers into each color then place in separate small resealable bags. Crush into small bits using a meat mallet, set aside.

  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar and salt until well combined.

  3. Mix in eggs one at a time then blend in vanilla.

  4. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour and mix until well combined.

  5. Scrape dough out and shape into a rectangle, wrap in plastic wrap and and chill 1 hour.

  6. Cut chilled dough into thirds. Leave one portion out to work with and chill remaining.

  7. Roll dough out onto a floured surface. Cut out as many large stars as possible using a star shape cookie cutter.

  8. Transfer cut stars to the baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Cut a smaller star from the center of each and remove it. Re-roll and cut the scrap dough.

  9. Fill cut out centers about 3/4 of the way with crushed jolly ranchers. Chill cookies in the refrigerator until firm, about 15 to 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  10. Bake cookies until set and candy center have melted for about 12 to 14 minutes.

  11. Let cool on the baking sheet until the candies have set and hardened.

  12. Repeat process with remaining refrigerated dough. Store in an airtight container.


  • Calories: 146.48kcal
  • Fat: 6.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.17g
  • Fiber: 0.34g
  • Sugar: 9.24g
  • Protein: 1.77g
  • Cholesterol: 28.67mg
  • Sodium: 26.79mg
  • Calcium: 5.77mg
  • Potassium: 20.34mg
  • Iron: 0.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.09µg
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