Stained Glass Cookies

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:8
Rated : 4 Stars
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Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - all - purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup - Butter
  • 1/2 cup - Sugar
  • 1/4 cup - Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp - Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1 - Egg (large)
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 3/4 tsp - baking powder
  • 30-40 - hard candies (such as Poppins)

How to Make Stained Glass Cookies

  • Pre-heat an oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy using an electric mixer.
  • Add jaggery and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the egg and mix for about 1 minute on medium speed until the mixture is light and smooth.
  • In another bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix gently until the flour is incorporated well.
  • Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before you start baking the cookies.
  • Put the candies in plastic bags (same colour together) and crush using a mallet.
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll to prepare cookies of approximately 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into desired shapes.
  • Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets, placing them an inch apart.
  • With a smaller cookie cutter or a knife, cut shapes at the centre of the cookies.
  • Use a spoon to sprinkle the crushed candy into the hollowed-out centres of the cookies, filling to the edges.
  • Ensure that the crushed candies are spread out from the hollowed-out centre. If spread over the cookie dough, it will change the colour of the cookie on baking and won't look neat.
  • With a toothpick, poke a small hole at the top of each cookie before baking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove the cookies (along with the baking sheet) when they begin to turn brown. Place on wire racks for at least 10 minutes to cool.
  • On cooling, store the cookies in an airtight container.
  • Recipe courtesy: Mad Cooking Fusions