Stained Glass Cookies

Great fun and so easy to make with kids, you can match a colour scheme and you can make them for any occasion (Christmas and a fairy themed party as I seem to recall)…Have fun!


  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice (optional)
  • 10 boiled sweets (of your choice in colour)
  • Ribbon for hanging (optional)



  • Rub butter into flour (and spice, if using) until it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add milk and sugar and knead into dough
  • Wrap and chill until needed (or at least 15 mins)
  • Roll it out on a floured surface and cut shapes out
  • Cut a hole using a smaller cutter or knife (I use wide end of biggest icing nozzle) and a small hole near the top for hanging
  • Place on greased/lined baking sheet and add a boiled sweet to each hole
  • Bake in oven at 180C/GM4 for 10-15 mins until golden and sweet has melted.
  • When cool you can thread ribbon through and hang them up if you wish (great for Christmas decorating or treasure hunts!)



  • This is one of the rare occasions I will use baking parchment as it makes lifting them so much easier…made these once and cracked nearly all of them trying to remove them from pan with a fish slice!
  • Don’t make holes too near the edge or cookie mix will split.
  • If you have really large sweets or want to mix colours, you can crush sweets first so they can be evenly spread out.
  • Change it up with a different cookie dough, use gingerbread or orange zest mix, for example…experiment! 🙂


Enjoy! x


5 thoughts on “Stained Glass Cookies

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I saw a recipe for biscuits like these some years ago and instantly thought I’d make them… then lost the magazine. (sigh) So I’m thrilled to pieces that you’ve posted this Anna. And what’s even better … I can’t lose the recipe now! YAY!

    GREAT post Anna, thank you for the share. ~ Cobs. x

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