Stained glass sugar cookies with Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough are pretty, easy to make, and you can have them in practically no time. Plus, they are a hit with the kids!
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Winter is my absolute favorite time of year. More specifically, Christmas. I have such fond memories of decorating the Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols with my sister and cousins, baking cookies, and drinking hot cocoa by the fire.
My dad would always put lights up on the eves of the house, and I would fall asleep to their glow outside my window at night when I went to bed.
My favorite Christmas tradition, however, is when my dad would read the Christmas story from the bible on Christmas Eve. We would have finger foods and sparkling apple cider, and all the kids could each open one present.
I have carried on many of those traditions to my own family. The kids love to decorate the house and the tree, and Christmas Eve is the biggest tradition we have.
The baking, however, is something my kids have not gotten too thrilled with, for whatever reason. Eating the cookies, on the other hand, is something they’re totally into.
They love for me to make different kinds of cookies, and can even become intoxicated by the smell of them baking. They seriously love anything made with Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough.
Chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, anything. One type they wish I would make is cut out sugar cookies. However, I’ve never been a fan of having to roll out the dough.
This year, however, I’ve discovered their Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough.
There’s no mixing or rolling, just unwrap, cut and bake – perfect!
This has really change baking for me. Now I can make all kinds of cut out and pinwheel cookies without all the hassle and in much less time.
These Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies will be so much easier to make now, and, I can create new cookies, too. Like these Stained Glass Sugar Cookies. How fun do these look?
The best part is that with the Rolled and Ready Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough, they’re a cinch to make!
Stained Glass Sugar Cookies Supplies
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Making Stained Glass Sugar Cookies
- First, I cut out some circles with a round cookie cutter.
- Next, I cut out circles in the middle of the larger circles. I didn’t have a smaller sized cutter, so I improvised and used the open end of a small glass milk bottle. The dough did break a bit, but it’s so pliable that it wasn’t a big deal to pinch them back together.
- Then I placed the larger circles 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and baked them according to package directions, less 2 minutes. Meanwhile, I put some red and green hard candies in a plastic bag and crushed them into small pieces.
- Once the cookies are done, reduce the oven temperature, sprinkled the crushed candies into the center of each cookie and continued to bake them until the candies are melted.
- Take the cookies out of the oven once the candies are melted and let them cool a wire rack.
Wait until completely cool before eating. Enjoy your stained glass sugar cookies!