Recipe: Stain glass window cookies

Makes 20

Prep:30 mins

Baking:10 mins


  • 125g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 10 mixed boiled /glucose sweets (foxes glacier mints)
  • 100g white chocolate (melted)


  • In a mixing bowl cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until creamy and pale.
  • Add the egg and mix.
  • Finally add the flour & cinnamon and combine.
  • Wrap this dough in cling-film and chill for one hour.
  • Once rested, on a floured surface roll out and cut into desired Christmas shapes.
  • Taking a small similar cutter, cut out the centre of each cookie and place them on a lined baking sheet.
  • Place the boiled sweets in a bag and crush using a rolling pin. Sprinkle these into the centre of each cookie and place in a preheated oven set at 165C and bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven allow to cool on the tray.
  • Decorate with piped melted white chocolate.
  • Shelf life: Can keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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