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stained glass cookies
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Stained Glass Cookies

A sweet and nostalgia-infused festive favourite: Stained Glass Cookies
Prep Time30 mins
Chilling time15 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: stained glass cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 75kcal


  • Medium and small cookie cutters.


  • 225 grams butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar (160 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon custard powder
  • 100 grams boiled lollies
  • extra flour (for kneading and rolling dough)


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius, fan-forced.
  • Line baking trays with baking paper, greasing the corners first to prevent paper slipping.
  • Cream butter and sugar on med-high in a stand mixer.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat again for a couple of minutes.
  • Fold in sifted flour, baking powder and custard powder.
  • Flour the kitchen bench. Separate dough into two parts and knead each until smooth.
  • Wrap dough in baking paper and place into the fridge for 15-30 minutes.
  • Separate the boiled lollies by colour. Place each colour bundle into a separate plastic bag and crush well using a rolling pin.
  • Once chilled, roll out pastry to a thickness of about 3mm making sure the bench you're working on is well floured.
  • Cut out cookies using medium cookie cutters. Cut out smaller shapes from the cookies using smaller cookie cutters. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to the baking tray.
  • Bake for 5 minutes and then remove from oven. Carefully fill each small cutout section with the crushed boiled lollies. Return to the oven and bake for a further 5-7 minutes or until lollies have melted.
  • Allow to cool on trays for 10 minutes before removing cookies and placing on a cooling rack.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg