This week I thought we would make some biscuits using one of our favourite Christmas recipes. We made stained glass cookies, although I didn’t write it up as I ran out of time. They were so cute though and I liked the dough recipe we used which didn’t need chilling in the fridge. So it seemed perfect to use for Valentine’s cookies.
Ingredients To Make Stained Glass Sugarcookies
- 50 g (2oz) sugar
- 50g (20z) butter
- 1/2 egg
- 115g (4.5 oz) plain flour
- 15g (0.5oz) cornflour (cornstarch)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- red boiled sweets
Method For Making Stained Glass Sugarcookies
- Cream the sugar and butter.
- Beat the egg into a separate bowl. Gradually mix half in with the butter and sugar.
- Sift the flour and cornflour in to the mixture and beat together with the vanilla essence.
- Form into a dough and roll out until 5mm (1/4 inch) thick.
- Use a large cutter to cut into heart shapes using a small heart cutter in the middle.
- Put the boiled sweets into a bag and beat into fine crumbs. Put into the middle of the heart. You can use a solid sweet which did work at Christmas for me but when I tried this time leaked over the side – I think because my heart shaped cutter for the centre was too small.
- Use a drinking straw to make small circles so the biscuits can be hung up.
- Bake for about 20 minutes at 180 C, 350 F, gas mark 4
- You can decorate with white icing if you wish – although they look lovely plain.
Presenting your Stained Glass Sugarcookies
Hang with ribbon to make them into edible decorations or place them on some beautiful crockery.