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February 06, 2017
STAINED GLASS WINDOW COOKIES
Just in time for Valentine's Day.
125 grams butter
150 grams caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
300 grams plain flour
1 TBS water
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the water and then flour and mix until the dough comes together. Knead dough lightly on bench until you have a smooth dough. If it is not coming together easily add a little more water. If it is too sticky use a little more flour on your bench to knead the dough.
Pop all ingredients in and mix on speed 5 for 30 seconds.
Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper (or silicone mats) to between 3-4mm thick (the thinner you roll them the more crisp the cookies with be when cooked) and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Cut out the cookie shapes and transfer them to a cookie sheet lined with baking paper. Pop in the fridge to chill while you prepare the lollies.
Carefully sprinkle some of the crushed lollies inside the cookie cutouts. I found the more lollies that were in there the better but be careful not to spill too much onto the sides of the cutouts as they will seep in a bit. They will still look great though! Patience is key at this point.
Bake in preheated oven at about 160 degrees celcius for approximately 8-10 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. Leave them to cool on the baking sheet so the lolly centres can set properly.
These were really easy to make. The only thing I would do differently next time is to add more crushed lollies into the cutouts as the ones with more in them came out much nicer.
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