I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remembered to think about all the things you’re grateful for. We had a great day with lots of family and of course, food!
When I woke up this morning after our big, full (literally), busy day yesterday, I realized it was Friday and I had not baked up anything to share for the Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies (Week 9!). So I got Scott to join me and make some cookies that he’d found and wanted to make for a school project. For their assignment, they are to read any 10 recipes they want, then pick one and make it. Scott flipped through a lot of my cookbooks and ended up choosing Martha Stewart’s Stained Glass (Trees) Cookies. I got everything ready for him, then had him read each direction in the recipe and he pretty much did all of it with little help from me.
The sugar cookies (which we didn’t do all Christmas trees) are then cut out in the middle and broken candy pieces (we used Jolly Ranchers) are set inside. When the cookies bake, the candy melts and looks like stained glass. They turned out quite well and Scott definitely had fun, especially with the candy.
Scott’s favorite part was smashing the Jolly Ranchers in a plastic bag, that and I think we was happy we didn’t use them all so he could eat a couple. In the whole bag of candy, there was only one blue one (blue raspberry). Scott decided to make one tree with a blue Y in the center because he loves BYU. They play their last game of the season tomorrow, their biggest rivals, University of Utah.
Here’s the recipe for Stained Glass Trees Cookies from Martha Stewart’s Cookies book, which can also be found on her website. Sure wish the kids’ school assignments always involved baking in the kitchen!
Check out all the links for great holiday cookie ideas below! Week 9, Friends! Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is RIGHT around the corner!