Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stained Glass Cookies

I inherited my mother's cookie cutter collection and it has brought back wonderful family memories to use them in this week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe. Stained Glass Cookies from Baking Chez Moi
I got out my box of cookie cutters and picked a few appropriately sized ones to use.
This recipe calls for Life Savers, sorted by color and then crushed for the stained glass effect. I decided to improvise with what I had on hand, candy canes.
I obtained valuable information from my fellow bakers who had already made this recipe. With that knowledge I decided to only crush one candy cane, make just a few cookies with the stained glass effect and use the smallest circle cut-out I had. Dorie's version uses a pastry tip for the cut-outs and then using it to funnel the crushed candy in to fill the hole. Some bakers had trouble with this step so I left it out. I also decided not to do the egg wash glaze and optional toppings.

The reviews were great. I loved these candy canes and all. A great butter cookie even without the candy. You must have time and patience to make these. I froze my scrap dough in between each roll out session. It did take quite a bit of time but it was much easier to work with the dough if it was well frozen. Not an everyday cookie but well worth it for the holidays. The melted candy canes stay crisp the next day too, no sogginess.

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11 comments:

  1. The candy canes look great. I enjoyed these too.

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  2. Your cookies turned out great! Candy canes seem the way to go.

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  3. I love the candy cane idea, and your cookies look wonderful. I like your collection of cookie cutter and the fact that they bring such nice memories. Have a great holiday and enjoy all the goodies.

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  4. YES - I thought of candy canes for this recipe too! Glad to know it works! Marry Christmas!

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  5. Oh so pretty-though my favorite part by far was the family memories from using your Mom's cookie cutters. Very cool indeed :) The holidays are all about memory cooking for me, more so than any other time of the year. Even with all the "Dorie cooking" I have done I find that it makes me appreciate our old stand bys even more. Brilliant idea to use the candy canes. I still have to knock this recipe out and even though the taste reviews are all fantastic...I am terrified of the process LOL :) Merry Christmas to you and your family !

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  6. Love your stained glass cookies for all the favorite memories and holiday spirits they entail. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Oh my goodness, some of those cookie cutters look exactly like the ones I inherited from my mum as well. I used the star for my stained glass cookies. The peppermint candy window was an excellent idea. Have a wonderful New Year!

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  8. Oooh, candy canes, what a great idea! Now I know what to do with my leftover candy canes! Great idea!

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