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Valentine Stained Glass Cookies

Valentine Stained Glass Cookies

These Valentine Stained Glass Cookies are a melt in your mouth sugar cookie and beautifully decorated with Jolly Rancher candies to make it look just like stained glass! These jolly rancher stained glass heart cookies are super cute and perfect to make for your special someone or to give as a pretty edible gift!
Course: Desserts
Keyword: baling, cookies, Valentine's Day
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 54 minutes
Servings: 15 -18
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Kelly R


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour + extra for rolling
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 8-9 Jolly Rancher candies a mix of cherry and watermelon - or, other hard, translucent candies in red or pink


  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until creamy.
  • Add butter and vanilla extract and mix until all ingredientsare well incorporated with one another.
  • In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder andsalt.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mixuntil cookie dough forms.
  • Wrap cookie dough with plastic and chill in the refrigeratorfor at least one hour.
  • Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and dust a smooth,clean surface with flour.
  • Cover rolling pin with flour and roll out the cookie doughso that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter (about 2 ½ inches at itswidest), cut out 15-18 heart-shaped cookies. Place each one gently on the lined baking sheet.
  • Unwrap candies and place in a zip-up sandwich bag. Use aheavy item (marble rolling pin, meat mallet, etc.) to break them up into small pieces.
  • Using a miniature heart-shaped cookie cutter (about 1 inchin size), but out a heart-shaped hole in the middle of each cookie.
  • Fill up the heart-shaped cavity with crushed candy.
  • Place the pan of cookies back into the refrigerator and allow to chill for another 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!
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