Stained Glass Cookies

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These Stained Glass Cookies from The Sisters Cafe were featured in a Utah based newspaper this week, the Deseret News.  You can see the article and the published picture of our blog here:
These cute cookies definitely deserve the spotlight this Valentines!  Aren’t they fun?!

I made a big batch of them this week so that I could give them away with the kids’ Valentines when they exchange Valentines at their parties.

This Sunday I am teaching a lesson to the 12-18 year old girls (‘Young Women’) in our church, so I made one for each of them as well.  And the kids will give one to each of the Primary teachers.  Can you tell that I just love Valentines Day?  And having a darling Valentines treat to give away with my Valentines just doubles my fun!

Valentines Stained-Glass Cookies

Submitted by Erin ~ The Sisters Cafe

Originally posted on The Sisters Cafe in February of 2010
*You can use any roll-out sugar cookie recipe with this ‘Stained Glass’ idea. So if you have a favorite, go ahead and use it.*

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 mallet or 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. (Do not fill too full. The candy will melt and fill in the empty space. You want just a thin sheet of candy in the middle so it is still easy to eat.) 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.


  1. Mindy says

    These are SO fun, Erin. It was awesome to find out these were featured in the newspaper.

    I love how you make treats for the kids' teachers. Jack is such a handful that I am sure it would go a long ways to send a treat with him for his nursery leaders. :) I am doing Valentine's preparation today… so maybe I'll have to do something like that.

  2. Brittany says

    those are beautiful – so fun!! I love how you made them for so many people. What a fun and different cookie to receive too! :)

  3. Raquel says

    how fun. you guys can still take baked goods to your schools?? so jealous. we cant here anymore (Idaho) its so sad because I love to bake goods for the kids.

  4. Full Price? NEVER! says

    Wow! Those are adorable cookies! I know my daughters would love to make and eat them!

    PS. we can't do the homemade thing at school here in CA either :-(

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