Valentines Stained-Glass Cookies

by Erin on February 12, 2010

My sweet friend, Jen, made some of these fun cookies with our boys at preschool at her house. They were so cute! She told me she found the recipe in The Friend Magazine, December 2009. I took out my magazine, and sure enough, there it was! The idea from the magazine was actually for Christmas, and they called them Shining Star Cookies. I like how versatile the idea is; it can be used for any holiday, really. You just need different sizes of the same shape to make it really cute. But I think these cookies are especially perfect for Valentines.  I doubled the recipe and it made almost three cookie sheets of hearts.


Valentines Stained-Glass Cookies
Submitted by Erin ~
Printable Recipe

1 stick butter, softened
½ c. sugar
½ tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 ½ cups flour
1 c. colored hard candies

Unwrap candies and double bag them. You may want to wrap the bag in a dish towel as well. Break the candies into small pieces with a rolling pin. Set aside.
Mix butter and sugar together until they are smooth. Add the egg and vanilla. Add flour and stir until combined. Take batter out of bowl and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
On a floured surface, roll out dough 1/3 at a time, to 1/3-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with heart shapes, then cut out the middles with smaller hearts.
Cover a cookie sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 4 minutes. Take out cookie sheet and carefully put candy pieces inside each heart cookie, filling the tips of the hearts. Put cookies back in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the candy is melted and the dough is golden. Let sit for a few minutes before removing from foil, to allow the candy to harden. 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brittany February 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

super cute Erin!! I love them!


2 Jenifer February 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

These are so cute! Do you think it would work to cook them on silpat instead of foil and cooking spray? I wonder if the candy would stick to silpat…


3 Mindy February 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Cute, cute, cute! I'm excited to try these. I'll bet they would be so cute for St Patrick's Day! Maybe we should try them when I come to visit. :)


4 Erin February 13, 2010 at 8:20 am

I would imagine that a silpat would work too. But since foil with spray on it was so easy, and a guaranteed success since it was described in the directions, I just did it that way. But, I think a silpat would work.


5 Melanie Anne February 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm

These are sooo cute Erin! And Silpats would work perfectly for these! I have done it before!


6 little chef February 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

these are so cute but make sure u use the tinfoil but sadly i didnt taste them i have to give them away


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