stained glass tulips

stained glass tulips

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I’ve seen stained glass cookies for Christmas, but these are great for Spring! These Stained Glass Tulip Cookies from Woman’s Day use a basic sugar cookie dough (with a little ginger added) and put them on a stick. They add hard candies into cut outs in the dough to make that spectacular stained glass effect. When I’ve made these before, I found it really helps to have something between the cookies and pan, ie. foil or parchment paper, so they don’t stick to the pan.

Stained Glass Tulip Cookies

3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp each ground ginger and vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
30 lollipop sticks
About 50 assorted colors Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers hard candies, each color crushed separately


1. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. On low speed beat in next 5 ingrdients to combine. Gradually beat in flour until blended.

2. Divide dough in half; shape each into a 1-in.-thick disk. Wrap and refrigerate 30 mijnutes, or until firm enough to roll.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets(s) with foil; coat with nonstick spray. Have ready a 3 1/4 x 2 1/2-in. tulip cookie cutter.

4. On lightly floured wax paper, with floured rolling pin, roll out 1 disk dough (keep other refrigerated) to 1/4-in. thick. Cut out tulips. Place 2 in. apart on lined baking sheets, with tops of tulips along long edges of sheet. Insert a lollipop stick in bottom of each. Using a small, pointed knife cut “windows” in tulips. Re-roll and cut scraps twice. Repeat with remaining dough.

5. Bake 1 sheet at a time 8 minutes, or until just barely tinged brown at edges. Using a small spoon, fill cutouts with candy until level with top of dough. Brush off stray bits. Bake 4 minutes, or until candy melts.

6. Cool on sheet on a wire rack 7 to 10 minutes until “glass” cools and hardens. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

2 Responses

  1. Laurie

    This is such a neat idea!!! I would love to try some, but in different shapes and colors, my head is swirling with ideas…

    I just had a teensy little question:
    Does the jolly rancher melt into the cutouts or do you have to make them jolly rancher sized and hope they stick in there?

  2. CuteEverything

    If you crush them and spread them around in the opening, they do melt and fill it up. If you use a whole jolly rancher then it will still melt, but probably not reach to the edges of the cut out. Hope that helps!! Thank you for visiting.

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