Sunday, December 30, 2012

Window Cookies

You might want to impress your guests with these simple but gorgeous looking cookies. Everyone will want to know the recipe and you'll be the star of the night. These cookies are really a great New Year's treat and children will love them.
I saw these cookies a few days ago on the Christmas Market while going to work. I was curious how this beautiful colored 'glass' is made and after a little chat with the lady selling such cookies, she confessed it consists of candy. Of course, I had to make them at home and after a few failed attempts, I managed to bake some perfectly looking window cookies.
The thing is, you have to make a thicker dough as usually, approximately 2 centimeters is best. If you make too thin cookies, the candy melts out of it and you get a colorful mess. Also, don't worry about crushing candies. Just lay one whole candy in the middle and it works just fine.

For 12 cookies you'll need:

300 grams flour
50 grams icing sugar
200 grams butter
12 fruit-flavored hard candies

Combine the flour, sugar and butter and knead into dough. Let sit for a couple of minutes, then roll the dough out – it has to be at least 2 centimeters thick. Cut with cookie cutters of choice, and cut shapes from cookie centers. Place on parchment paper. Place one whole candy in the center and bake for 10 minutes on 180°C. Once baked, leave to cool down completely on the parchment paper.
See through cookie!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I would love if you would share on Fall Into the Holidays, open through Thursday!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits


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