Stained Glass Snowflake Sugar Cookies.

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

Today is National Cookie Day and obviously I had to celebrate and contribute to the holiday. And let's be real, I am always willing to celebrate cookies. I can't think of a cookie I don't like. I have ones that are lower on my favorites list, but they will still get eaten. 

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

Making cookies at Christmas has been a tradition I have done since I was a kid. Usually they were iced sugar cookies that I decorated. I loved getting creative and handing them out to family, friends and neighbors. I was so proud of my creations. Each one with a little extra love added for the holidays. 

This year I kept the tradition rolling. I wanted to do cookies in the shape of snowflakes since like snowflakes, cookies are all unique. I have been seriously crushing on snowflakes this year. We have them in the tree and some hanging on the walls and I just love them! 

When it comes to cookies, I am definitely not a pro. I typically avoid icing cookies because my skills haven't improved since I was a kid and now with royal icing cookies being all the rage I had to avoid embarrassing myself. That's why I stuck with something that was on my level, stained glass cookies it was. 

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

I grabbed my snowflake cookie cutters and a circle cutter and went to work. I had 2 different style snowflakes cutters, but use as many as you can find for a wider variety. For one of the cutters I had a smaller version of it that fit inside the shape. I used those to make the larger flakes. I used a small round cutter for the ninja star shaped snowflake.

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

To achieve the stained glass look I used crushed up blue raspberry Jolly Ranchers, but any hard candy should work. Try to go with a candy that is clear. It will make it see through. 

These were not only easy, but really fun to make. And they are so cool! I almost don't want to eat them....almost....

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Your favorite cut-out sugar cookie recipe
  • Blue raspberry Jolly Ranchers

HOW TO DO IT:

1. Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and roll out with rolling pin. 

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

2. Using your cookie cutters, cut out your snowflakes and put on baking sheet. Cut out centers of snowflakes with a smaller cutter. 

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

3. Crush up your blue raspberry hard candy into small pieces.

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

4. Fill center of cookies with crushed candy. Be careful to not over flow it.

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

5. Bake your cookies as your recipe calls for.

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts

6. Allow to cool before taking them off the pan. 

DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts
DIY Stained Glass Snowflake Cookies | Tiny Paper Cuts