Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stained Glass Window Cookies

We made stained glass window cookies today.
I made sugar cookies, using a simple recipe.
I first learned how to make this in 1972,
during a FHE group in college.
We used Life Savers.
Ben couldn't find those yesterday.
These are Jolly Ranchers.
Rock candy works well, too.It's important to bake them on a lightly greased pan,
and take them out of the oven as soon as the edges begin to brown.
They can't be removed from the pan until the candy is cool,
but if you wait too long, you will break the cookie.
In some cookies we put chunks of the candy.
Use a knife to break the candy.
I think these are really pretty.
Use a hammer, not your nice rolling pin,
if you want to use small pieces of candy.
The window in the cookie on the lower right
is from tiny pieces.
Nathan liked the cookies!
Yesterday we made gingerbread houses.
Melanie was quite creative and made a garage and car.
We also made Christmas stockings.
I made this for Chris.

5 comments:

  1. Those may be the coolest cookies I've ever seen. I need to try that... or, rather, I need to have Terri try that. I'm sure I would just make an inedible mess.

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  2. There were actually several engineers involved this morning. You could be a strong asset!

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  4. Julie here's a cool twist on your cookies. http://www.gourmetmomonthego.com/2009/02/secret-message-decoder-cookies.html
    grandkids would love this.

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  5. I'm thinking I may try this for valentines day. Now if only I can find black candies to put inside my sugar cookies hearts...

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Thank you, Julie. You're Welcome, Louie.

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