Easter is coming, and I wanted to make something special this year. I decided to make these Stained Glass Cross Cookies and I love how they turned out!
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My oldest daughter likes to help me in the kitchen for special holiday treats. We really like to make cookies together, and these Stained Glass Cross Cookies were no exception! They remind us of the real reason we celebrate Resurrection Sunday. I also love that in the center of the cross that bore death, and sin, and shame, is the stained glass in bright, beautiful colors representing hope. The story doesn’t end with the cross.
These cookies are simple enough for even very young ones to help with. The stained glass in our cookies was made from Jolly Ranchers, but you could probably use any hard candies. These made such pretty Spring colors!
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Stained Glass Cross Cookies
You don’t need a lot of candies to make the stained glass portion. Separate out the colors you want, and then unwrap them. One color at a time use your food processor to smash them down into little chunks. They don’t need to be a fine powder, they will met just fine.
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Make the cookie dough, roll it out, and cut out your large crosses. Place them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
One color at a time, sprinkle some of the crumbled candy into the little cross cavities. Try not to get any on the big cookie portion, but if you do it’s not a huge deal.
Once they’re filled, they should look something like this. Fill them with a single color, or with multiple colors. It looks pretty no matter how you decide to do it!
Bake them for the directed time (see recipe below) and let them cool completely before eating! Don’t they turn out beautifully? Perfect for Easter, or the week of Easter, or a baptism celebration!