Wednesday, December 30, 2015

TWD ~ BCM~Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

For weeks before Christmas, I spend days baking our Holiday family favorites. This year I added a new cookie to the mix, thanks to Dorie and the bakers at Baking Chez Moi! One of the picks this month was these delightful Stained Glass Cookies.
I found them fun to make, although a bit time consuming. The cookie itself was easy to put together. Basic ingredients that I usually have in my home, make them an anytime cookie.  The taste was melt in your mouth buttery, and delicious. One of the better butter cookies I’ve made. The harder part was making the stained glass cut out.  The first batch I made had little sprinkles of red melted candies in places they shouldn’t be. Dorie actually suggests making them with tiny cutouts. I decided to make the windows larger. First, I pulverized the candy…Life Savers as per Dorie’s suggestion. Then I used a tiny spoon to add to the middle of the cookie where I had cut it out. I found that if I took out the dough in that spot, then placed the cookie cutter back into the cookie…it was easier to fill with the candy. Confused? Me too! I do think they would be even more fun to bake with my grandchildren.  I know for sure they would delight in them! A new cookie to add to my Christmas cookie repertoire!

They really are quite pretty!

I actually baked these cookies for Christmas, but was not able to get them posted. So here I am, the end of the month, and a day late! My New Years resolution is to get back into a baking routine with Tuesdays with Dorie! Here’s hoping!
Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year! 

Next year I’m hanging some on my tree
And these little guys were my first batch…love the red and green

This post participates with the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. We don’t publish recipes unless they have already been shared. 
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s wonderful book, Baking Chez Moi or here at Yahoo where Dorie has shared it! Do yourself a favor and get the book!!


17 comments:

  1. Both your batches look great, the shapes and colors of the cutouts are beautiful.

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  2. Oh they are lovely Kathy ! So fun that you and I appear to have the same snowflake cookie cutter set (great minds think alike). I am with you on how fabulous the cookie batter was. I am also with you about the amount of effort this was to pull off the stained glass effect, but as usual, trying was fun ;) Happiest New Year to you and Bill !!

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  3. Kathy, they look perfect and just in time for the holiday. Hope all is well, wishing you all a very Happy
    New Year.

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  4. So good to see you posting again, Kathy! Your cookies turned out wonderfully! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!! xoxo

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  5. Bravo. Both of these batches look beautiful. Really works of art. Well done.

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  6. These cookies look so amazing!
    Happy New Year, Kathy!

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  7. Your cookies look terrific Kathy. Happy New Year!

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  8. I use a similar method for making stained glass windows in gingerbread houses! Never thought to employ this on cookies I'd eat!

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  9. Happy New Year Kathy! Your cookies look spectacular.

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  10. Those look amazing! Hopefully worth the effort.

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  11. Those looks beautiful! I love the idea of using the cookie cutter as a funnel!

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  12. So cute! These have always been on my list to try. This may be the inspiration I need to make them next Christmas!

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  13. Happy New Year! Glad you were able to make these. I enjoyed these cookies too even though they were involved. Looking forward to more baking this year.

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  14. Cookie cutter as guide -- great idea! Definitely time consuming, although they do look so nice once they're done!

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  15. The cookies turned out beautiful. The candy was quite a bit time consuming and my whole kitchen smelled of candy.

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  16. Your cookies turned out beautifully! I intended to make these for Christmas, but all the other cookies got in the way. One of my resolutions is to bake more often with TwD, too.

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