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November 22, 2014 / mintcustard

Giant stained glass window biscuits.

Giant stained glass window gingerbread man.

Giant stained glass window gingerbread man.

 

Everyone who reads Mintcustard knows I have a bit of a problem with cookie cutters. I cannot walk past one in a shop without it somehow jumping into my trolley. This last week two huge cookie cutters from Sainsbury’s took their place in my cookie cutter drawer. Both the christmas tree and the gingerbread man are ideal for making stained glass window biscuits.

Giant cookie cutter.

Giant cookie cutter.

Stained glass window biscuits.

100g soft butter

50g caster sugar

150g plain flour

clear boiled sweets – fruit flavoured.

How to

    • Preheat the oven to 160c
    • Beat together the butter and sugar until well combined.
    • Work in the flour, first with a wooden spoon and then with your hands.
    • Knead together until the dough becomes uniform and pliable.
    • Leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    • Lightly dust a worksurface with flour. Roll out the dough to the thickness of a pound coin. Using a cookie cutters cut out shapes of your choice. Cut out or remove any windows now.
    • Place on a baking tray covered with baking parchment. If you don’t the boiled sweets will weld themselves to the tray.
    • Using a rolling pin break the boiled sweets into small pieces. Place the pieces carefully into the window spaces. fill the space well.
    • Fill the window spaces with crushed boiled sweets.

      Fill the window spaces with crushed boiled sweets.

    • Place on a baking tray and pop into the fridge for 10 minutes to set up a little before baking. This makes the imprint  and edges stay sharp when baked.
    • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until just beginning to darken slightly and the sweets melt down to a glass like layer.
    • Cool on the tray.
  • Giant Xmas tree cookie with stained glass baubles.

    Giant Xmas tree cookie with stained glass baubles.

    • Ice and decorate further as you wish. Store in a tin.
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  1. jacquigourlay / Nov 22 2014 12:38 pm

    Brilliant! I didn’t realise how easy it was to create the stained glass look. Must try, thanks!

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