Thursday, 24 December 2015

Stained Glass Cookies

Planning some last minute christmas bakes, enjoy these fun to bake stained glass eggless christmas cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar(white)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp or more milk at room temperature
  • 5-6 hard candies (  have used jolly rancher here)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 1-2 hour 
Baking time: 7-8 minutes
Yields: 10 cookies
Kitchen equipments required: mixing bowls, cookie cutters, measuring cups and spoons, aluminum foil or parchment paper

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl cream together sugar and butter till light and fluffy, keep aside.
  • In an another bowl sift together all purpose flour and baking soda.
  • Now incorporate the flour into creamed sugar and butter, add in vanilla extract, vinegar into the mixture.
  • Knead into a soft pliable dough. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least and hour.
  • Divide the dough into 10-12 equal parts.
  • Take one part, roll into a ball and flatten into 1/4 th thickness.
  • Cut into desired shape. I used a star cutter
  • Using a smaller cookie cutter cut a smaller star in the centre.
  • Put the candies in a zip lock bag, crush the candies using a rolling pin.
  • Line a baking tray with a parchment sheet or aluminum foil, 
  • Place the cookies on greased and lined baking tray.
  • Fill the cavities with crushed candies.
  • Pre heat the oven at 170 degree c for 10 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wired rack before serving.
  • Decorated or plain you'll enjoy these cookies.