Friday, November 26, 2010

Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies—Stained Glass Cookies

12 Days

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. 

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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.

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DSCF2370We used pretty big cutters for these, but you could make them smaller and make sure the centers for candy are big enough.

DSCF2367  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!



22 comments:

Bonnie said...

How fun are these? My girls loved making these when they were young. I hope Scott got a good grade.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love these cookies and what a cool little helper

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Love all these cookies. I will be starting my baking soon!

Donna-FFW said...

They look gorgeous!

Lisa said...

How neat that Scott made these cookies. It looks like your baking talent is rubbing off on him. I think the blue "Y" is my absolute favorite.

♥peachkins♥ said...

those are cute cookies!

Sue said...

I have seen stained glass cookies for YEARS and have always admired them. After seeing how wonderful yours(actually, Scott's:))turned out, I REALLY want to make them!

Dajana said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, and you sure needed a little help after Thanksgiving.
I'd love to make these myself this year, and maybe hang them on our Chrismas tree, I'm sure my girls would have lots of fun

briarrose said...

Beautiful cookies. I'm sure they were extra fun to work on with a kitchen helper. ;)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo I love a cookie that is both pretty to look at and yummy to eat--good job on those!

Jennifurla said...

Thos are gorgeous, they remind me of dollar bills in australia...which have stained glass windows

Manu said...

Beautiful!!! These cookies are great! Soo festive! Congratulations for you and your son!

Lee Ann said...

I love this idea! I've never tried this but think I will this year!

Tracy said...

these are so cute!

Trisha said...

I've been eager to try these out for a while now ... your cookies have turned out great!

Katie Rose said...

I keep meaning to try these! I'm sure my son would love to help filling in the glass parts. Yours look like they came out wonderfully :-)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)

These cookies looks great! I have always wanted to try this recipe. Although blue raspberry jolly ranchers are my favorite so I would have had to steal that :)

crustabakes said...

Aww, these are pretty against the light!

chayacomfycook said...

These are such pretty cookies. Bet, they are delicious also.

jillbert said...

These look so cool! I'll have to make these sometime!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love making stained glass cookies! They're so much fun, even though they never look as gorgeous as in the book :) Love the Y!

La cuisinière said...

I never heard of these cookies before I read your post so I tried them out today. I needed a LOT of time but they turned out really well!
I will post them immediately so if you like take a look at my result. :)

La cuisinière:)