Stained Glass Snowflake Sugar Cookies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2. Using your cookie cutters, cut out your snowflakes and put on baking sheet. Cut out centers of snowflakes with a smaller cutter.
3. Crush up your blue raspberry hard candy into small pieces.
4. Fill center of cookies with crushed candy. Be careful to not over flow it.
5. Bake your cookies as your recipe calls for.
6. Allow to cool before taking them off the pan.