Monday, December 2, 2013

Stained glass cookies

Make new memories with your kids by hanging homemade ornaments.
Did u guess it is actually the hard candy that gives the stained glass effect! A cookie that is completely edible.


Here is how they look on the real Xmas tree.

If you think cookie on the real Christmas tree is not for you then think in terms of a table center piece.
I used all the candies we got for Halloween:)) . To achieve the effect use light colored candies, dark candies do not look so good like purple dark blue etc..
Use different cookie cutters if u have, be creative:)


For the stained glass effect:
Any hard candy like Jolly rancher, Life saver or Poppins

To make cookie: (Yields around 12 small )
All purpose flour -1 cup
Butter - 1/2 stick
Granulated Sugar - 1/2  cup
Egg -1
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

1.On a cookie sheet put a parchment paper and keep it ready.
2.Mix and make a dough with the above ingredients.Refrigerate for an hour.Roll out the dough into 1/8 inch thickness and cut the required shape with a cookie cutter / mouth of  a glass and cut inside with a bottle cap.
(Put the cookie on to the parchment paper first and then cut out the inside  to keep the shape intact.)
3.Make a hole with a skewer / straw on top edge to hang the cookie.
4. Crush the hard candy roughly and keep it ready.Put the crushed candy in the center.Use only one small candy per cookie.
5. Bake it at 350 F for 7-8 minutes (approx depending on ur oven).Keep an eye on it so the cookie does not become brown and candy does not burn.
6.Let it cool off for 3 minutes.Remove with spatula.

Note:

  • Some hard candies can taste really bitter after it is baked so be careful.
  • Make the center hole nice and big to see the stained glass effect.
  • Do not add more than one hard candy because it smudges on the sides of the cookie, will look messy.
  • The candy part is still hard so be careful if u have a loose tooth :)



Hope to hear from you lovely people out there.
Meena


61 comments:

  1. yummy and attractive cookies...awesome clicks as usual :)

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  2. wow meena its very innovative and interesting...how did you make that perfect hole for string?

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    1. Thank you Bhawna.With a drinking straw before baking.

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  3. Good looking cookies .

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  4. wow wow wow.. u r really an expertestttt photographer.. hw artistic they look. wish u come as santa to my place n deliver me those cookies..

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    1. He hee... I too wish I could do that for you :) Thank you Smitha.

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  5. wow...
    delectable cookies rekha :)
    gorgeous clicks ....

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    1. U can call me Rekha too:)
      Thank you Aruna.

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  6. They look super good on the tree!!Lovely cookies.

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  7. this is just too awesome meena... i love the way the whole things looks like... those cookies looks so wow like showpeices that i wouldn't want to eat them at all!!! :)

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  8. wow they look so neat and perfect. lovely cookies.

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  9. photography kalakals ....lovely idea to make a christmas tree wth home made ornaments meena

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    1. Thank you Sathya kutty..love kalakals :))

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  10. I am dropping down with admiration over what you did. You are so creative in everything.

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  11. U really try innovative things, amused with the photography skills too.. n innovation no words! m speechless

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  12. They looks simply wonderful ! I've always wanted to try them out...but never had the confidence :) but urs have come out so perfectly and beautiful ! love the clicks as always :)

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  13. What an idea Meena...they indeed look so good on xmas tree too

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  14. Adipoli, Love it Meena, I need to make it, I am not sure when I will find the time.

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    1. Swathi,thank you.U should try them some time ur kids will love it.

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  15. This is simply awesome. Great job Meena.

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  16. Hw cute luking cookies..actually love d name n clicks..

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  17. Awesome awesome awesome.......don't have words its really beautiful dear...

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  18. wow they are so cute cookies :) love the glass effect they looks fabulous dear !! lovely clicks !!

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  19. yummy awesome cookies...nice presentation

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  20. Lovely and attractive cookies....

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  21. awesome idea Meena... tree looks beautiful with cute candies..:)

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  22. Wow. How adorable are those awesome cookies.. so well prepared. Using candy is so interesting to get the glass like centre. I would not want any of them to hang on a tree or to be displayed as a centre piece as they deserve to be where they belong ie in my tummy :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Cookies looks simply superb Meena dear!!!Merry Christmas in advance!!!!

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    1. Thank you Priya.Merry Christmas to u too :))

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  24. colorful cookies, love the presentation as well!!!

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  25. Delicious and yummy cookies, looks very cute.

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  26. Oh Meena, these cookies look super cute. Wonderful clicks!

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