Friday, 4 December 2009

Stained Glass Cookies






















Summer, 2009

These cookies look great and are fun to eat! (Interesting enough, it's the adults who love them more than the kids!)


Method:

Any cut-out cookie dough recipe
1 big and 1 small Cookie Cutters
Hard-boiled Sweets
Lined baking sheet
  
1. Preheat oven to the adviced temperature from your cut-out cookie recipe.

2. After chilling and rolling out the cookie dough, use the large cookie cutter to cut out the shape, and lay it on the lined baking sheet. Then use the small cookie cutter to cut out a hole from them.

3. Bake the hollow cookies for approx. 5 mins till half cooked, then put a piece of hard boiled sweet in the middle of each cookie.

4. Turn the oven to 160C and bake for the rest of the amount of time stated in your recipe until golden, and the sweets are all melted.

5. Remove from the oven and leave them on the baking sheet until the sweets has harden before moving them on a cooling rack.


Note: 
  • The longer the sweets are in the oven, the more bubbles there is which will create an uneven surface. Hence only add the sweets after they are half cooked.
  • If the sweets are too big, you can crush them with a nut cracker or the back of your scissors
  • Keep an eye on the cookies while they're baking. You might need to add more crushed sweets to cover some holes!