Christmas tree stained glass cookies

December 22nd, 2010

Christmas Stain Glass Cookies Christmas Stain Glass Cookies

I found this sugar cookie recipe in a book and immediately catch my attention because of the colored window in the center. They look so pretty that I decided to make them in  a Christmas tree shape (I later found it in Martha Stewart book too).

The center is a window of hard candy and they are surprisingly easy to make. Did I mention that this is the best sugar cookie recipe that I ever try. To make them even prettier I finish them with royal icing decorations.

ARBOLITOS DE NAVIDAD galletas con ventana de caramelo macizo

Encontre esta receta de galletas de azucar en un libro e inmediatamente llamaron mi atencion por la ventana de color que tienen en el centro. Se veian tan bonitas que decidi hacerlas en forma de Arbol de Navidad (despues tambien las encontre en un libro de Martha Stewart). El centro es una ventana de caramelo duro y para mi sorpresa son muy faciles de hacer. Ya mencione que esta es la mejor receta de galletas de azucar que he probado. Para hacerlas aun mas bonitas les puse decoraciones con merengue royal.

Christmas Stain Glass Cookies

The recipe comes from the book The All-American Cookie Book by Nancy Baggett and here’s how you make them:

Prepare the All-purpose sugar cookie dough (click here for the recipe), cut the cookie using your favorite cookie cutter for Christmas theme, I use a Christmas tree shape. Put them in a tray covered with aluminum foil. Once in the tray with a knife or smaller cookie cutter cut out a hole in the middle of the cookie. Crash some clear hard candies to very small almost powder size, I used Jolly Rancher. Bake the cookies until they start to brown, take them out and carefully put the crash candies in the hole, return to the oven and bake until the candy melt  between 2 to 4 minutes. Make sure you take them out of the oven before the candy start boiling. Let them cool until the candy harden and just peel the aluminum foil from the cookies. Keep the cookies in an air tight container or wrap them in cellophane bags to avoid the candy to get sticky.

La receta es del libro  The All-American Cookie Book de Nancy Baggett y aqui les explico como hacerlas: Prepare la masa de las galletas de azucar (aqui encuentras la receta), corte las galletas usando su molde con motivo navideño favorito, yo use el molde de Arbol de Navidad. Ponga las galletas en una charola cubierta de papel aluminio. Ya estando en la charola con un cuchillo o con un molde mas pequeño corte un orificio en el centro de cada galleta. Quiebre unos dulces de caramelo macizo en pedacitos pequeños casi en polvo. Hornee las galletas hasta que empiezen a dorarse, saque del horno y cuidadosamente ponga los pedacitos de caramelo en el orificio, regrese la charola al horno y hornee hasta que el caramelo se derrita aproximadamente 2 a 4 minutos. Asegurese de sacar las galletas del horno antes de que el caramelo empieze a hervir. Deja enfriar las galletas hasta que el caramelo se vuelva a poner macizo y solo despegue del papel aluminio. Mantenga las galletas en un contenedor cerrado o envuelvalas en papel celofan para evitar que el caramelo se  ponga pegajoso.

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One Response to “Christmas tree stained glass cookies”

  1. Nancy Bggett says:

    I’m so pleased that you liked my “stained glass” recipe. Your cookies look very pretty. I should mention that my recipe was probably copied in the Martha Stewart book, as my book came out first. Also, I have discovered several other recipes from my book that have been used in hers, even though I was not given any credit. I greatly appreciate your giving me credit–it takes a lot of time to actually create recipes and it always helps when somebody mentions a recipe they like came from my book.

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