Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Stained Glass Cookies

Update 2/7/18 // Check out my new video tutorial below!


I had a TON of leftover candy canes after Christmas so I decided that I needed to turn them into something. I used rainbow, red and blue mini candy canes and I crushed them all up in my food processor. I sifted them and put aside the fine sugar dust for Sugar Cubes. (Check back later for those!) The leftover "large" pieces (still very small) were used in the centers of the cookies. I was surprised at how good they tasted with the cookie, all in one bite!

You can use any roll out cookie dough that you like but I personally love my BEST Sugar Cookies recipe.


1. Roll out your dough with some flour. I rolled mine out about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your shapes with a cookie cutter and then use a smaller one to cut out the centers.

2. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This ensures that the crushed canes won't stick to your sheet.

3. Using a teaspoon, carefully scoop the crushed cane into the centers of the cookies. Try not to get any on the actual cookie!


This is what happens when you get it on the cookie:

4. Bake your cookies the required time.

5. Let cool directly on the sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing. If you remove and they are still sticky, let them sit a few minutes more. You want the canes to harden.


6. Let the cookies finish cooling on a wire rack.

7. Enjoy!

Beautiful! I plan on packaging these up to go with my Valentine's Day Tea.  Cute tea, homemade cookies and homemade sugar cubes? Can't beat that!

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  1. Wow, Lindsey, these cookies look delicious! You are an awesome baker!!!

  2. it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. First time here and love your space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope to get to your blog later today!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks! They were actually really easy to make. Might as well do stained glass cookies if you are already planning on doing roll out cookies!

  4. We made these too but I LOVE how yours are all colorful in the middle. Perfect!!!

    1. Thanks Erin! I love all the colors as well. I was a bit afraid they would end up mixing together and turning brown. :)

  5. These turned out really nice! At first I thought you had used colored sprinkles!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! You got me thinking... would colored sprinkles work too? :)

  6. gorgeous - i love the idea of these... just too scared too try... baking's not my forte - but I might make a paper version and link back to you as my inspiration! In the meantime, I'll add this link to my facebook page if that's ok!

    1. Thanks for the link to your FB page! I really appreciate it! I would love to see a paper version! Don't be intimidated... try some prepackaged cookie mix or premade cookie dough; no one will know! :)

  7. Ohmygoodness!!! Those look amazing! Would you please share these with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-8.html

    1. Thanks Lindsi! (I went to type your name and then spelled it the way I spell my name!) Thanks for the invite to Fun Stuff Fridays! Just joined now! :)

  8. Very cool cookies! I hope you will link this up to I Heart Projects Linky Party.


    1. Thanks! I will definitely check it out later! :)

  9. Wow, I love this idea! Love your blog, Lindsey :)

  10. Cute idea!! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

    1. Thanks! I really appreciate the comment; I know you had a lot of link ups!

  11. These cookies are so pretty and perfect (I have tried to make similar and failed miserably!) I am featuring them on Tickled Pink!

    1. Thanks Holly! We really appreciate the feature & the follow! :)

  12. Hello! I'm hopping on over from Holly's Blog @504 Main and am just LOVING these cookies! OMG, my kids have tons of candy canes leftover and this is a great idea to use them up!!! Sooo cute! I just showed my teenage son this right now, btw - he is telling me to MAKE it! lol New follower here! Would love for you to stop by & visit my blog anytime. :)


    1. Thanks for the blog love! Just became a follower of yours back. :) Let me know how it goes when you make these!

  13. Those are some of THE prettiest cookies I've every seen. Seriously. I will have to make those for a special event sometime!
    Thanks for visiting my blog....I am now a follower of yours as well.


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