Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Baking!

Happy Spring Afternoon Everyone!

My friend Jennifer told me about stain glass window cookies. Regular sugar cookies with the centres cut out (before baking) and filled with crushed lifesavers...what a cool idea!

My son, Adam "helping" momma bake!

This is a before picture! I used tinfoil to help the melting process of the candy! (and helps for clean up on cookie sheets)
*If anyone has any tips or tricks on how to crush candy without making a mess, it would be much appreciated! *

I put a full pack of lifesavers in a Ziploc bag, and used my wooden rolling pin to beat the daylight out of the candy:) It worked out ok, but I need to crush them finer next time!

Finished product! Yumm!

Stain Glass Window Cookies

1 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Salt (I have cut out salt of baking and it seems to work just fine)
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Baking Powder
5 Cups Flour (more for rolling)
1 Cup crushed candy (lifesavers work best)

Cream together shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and mix well to form a soft dought. Roll out dough and cut into any sized circle, and a mini circle cut out of middle. Place on cookie sheet with tinfoil. Put some crushed candy in centre just enough to reach edge of mini circle. Put in oven for 8-12 minutes @ 350 degrees.


  1. use your blender on ice crush? I know my old blender I did that lol

  2. Hi! It's Thienly from Mod Paperie! Nice to meet you! Those cookies look yummy!

  3. Thanks Kim for that idea! I will try it next time:)

    Hi Thienly! Thanks for stopping by!