Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stained Glass Cookies

Amazed by how pretty these cookies are, I gave it a try
It's indeed pretty, but tastewise, it's not my kind of cookies, it's way too sweet for me and not sure why it tasted as if its underbaked when it's actually not - or perhaps it's just me whom doesn't prefer chewy cookies except for chocolate chips one :)
Anyway, the kids love looking at them but they didn't really eat much
Perhaps if I make again next time, I will reduce the sugar



Recipe is from Doris' site
(for 3 dozen cookies approx)

What you need:

300g All-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
110g unsalted butter
225g Sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
around 30pcs assorted clear colored hard candies, colors separated and finely chopped


Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl, set aside
Beat butter and sugar in the bowl on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes

Add egg, mix until smooth, 1 minute
Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, and mix until combined
Stir in vanilla. Wrap dough in plastic, and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour

Roll out chilled dough on a well-floured surface to a little more than 1/8 inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter
Using a metal spatula/jam knife, space 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper
Using the tip of a paring knife, make a cut out in center of each cookie for candy filling (I use small heart shape cookie cutter)
After ready cutting all the cookies, refrigerate with the baking pan about 10-15 minutes
Once refrigerate, bake it in preheated oven of 160degC for 6 minutes, taking out to fill with the cut out candies, bake for another 3 minutes to check whether the candies fill up the cookies, if not then add more candies

Don’t try to overfill the cut-out with candies otherwise they will flow out and create a stain outside
Bake cookies until candy has melted and completely filled cutout and cookie edges are just starting to turn pale golden brown. Do not let the cookies brown, or the candy centers may become bubbly

Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on baking sheet (for the candies to set) before transferring to wire rack for cooling
Use a metal spatula to remove cookies from parchment
Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 5 days

I found another recipe for the same type of cookies from Vivi's site which seems worth trying - perhaps next time I might try to bake again and put them in the kids' goodie bags on their birthday parties
Definitely a good choice - it's really pretty! :)

At first I planned to contribute these cookies for LBT's April challenge, but changed my mind to another cookies which I have made and liked by the whole family - will post soon! :)

7 comments:

  1. They are pretty cookies. Looking at your pic, I was surprise to read about your comments about the soft texture of these cookies. Maybe it is due to the melting lollies that make them chewy.

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  2. hi jess, thks! :)

    hi Zoe, thks! yeah, perhaps that's one of the reason, or perhaps it should be that way, only that we dun really fancy that type hehe...

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  3. Pretty cute shape of cookies. I’m sorry that these cookies were not a hit to you & your family taste. But I hope that you had fun making this :)

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  4. hi Doris, thks - inspiration came from u :)
    no, please dun say sorry lah... it's still ended up gone in 3days haha...
    yes, we definitely had fun making these cookies - for me, especially the putting the candy filling part! and for the kids, it's the shaping part - as usual hehe...
    thks! :)

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  5. Mbaaaak...knp aku nggak ngeh ya kalo Mbak Alice dah prnh bikin. Tadi pas lihat di FB...lho tnyata mbak udah pernah bikin. Padahal aku cari resep yg pas *kmrn lihat punya Martha Stewart sih cantik tp nggak yakin sama rasanya* akhirnya ambil dari Majalah Saji padahal teman2 blogger lain jg udah pada bikin...*hiks.

    Sama kayak mbak, aku jg nggak doyan. Anak-anak jg suka karena cantik dan ada permennya aja...

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  6. Hes, ya aku pernah bikin krn pnasaran aja liat uniknya :)
    kyknya emang bukan resep yg aku pake yg kurang ok, tapi emang pada dasarnya bukan my type of cookies ya hehe... :)

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