Beautifully decorated Stained Glass Valentine Cookies are a great treat for Valentine’s Day. Wrap in pretty packaging and give away as a gift.
Stained Glass Valentine Cookies start with my “best ever” sugar cookie recipe, then are decorated with a stained glass effect. Check out this easy to follow recipe How to make Royal Icing and How to make Stained Glass Cookies with an easy to follow video
The sugar cookie recipe is one of my favourites- Cardamom Orange; the exotic flavour of Cardamom teamed with fresh orange zest.
See how easy it is to get the stained glass effect with this video
Stained Glass Valentine Cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Servings: 2 dozen
Beatiful, tasty stained glass looking cookiesPrint Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 vanilla bean opened and seeds scraped out
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 40-50 red hard candies such as lifesavers or Jolly Ranchers
- Sift together flour, salt and cardamom spice.
- Using electric mixer beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy- about 5 minutes.
- Add vanilla bean, mix well, then add eggs and orange zest.
- Add flour mix a bit at a time, blend together until combined.
- Cut dough into 3 disks, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 F.
- Crush hard candies ( I put candies in heavy duty ziploc bag and pound with meat hammer)
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper ( must use parchment paper or cookies with stick)
- On floured surface roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out large hearts, then with smaller heart cookie cutter cut smaller heart inside of large heart
- Place cookies on cookie sheet.
- Fill centre of heart with crushed candies being careful not to spill candies onto cookie dough.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Just until edges start to brown.
- Cool completely before removing from parchment paper.
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