Stained Glass Window Cookies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 20 cookies


You'll create a lot of excitement with Stained Glass Window Cookies! These easy and fun-to-make cookies are perfect for all occasions and will add a festive flair to your holidays, too!


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
  • All-purpose flour
  • About 1/2 cup finely crushed hard candy


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Line baking sheets with foil.

CUT dough in half; refrigerate one half. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon flour onto working surface. Sprinkle additional flour over remaining half. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking.

CUT into desired shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets with spatula, placing about 2 inches apart. Cut out small shapes in cookie centers. Spoon candy into each center to fill holes. Pierce hole at top of shape if cookie is going to be hung. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; slide foil with cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Stained Glass Cookies

by B. Bobbi , Pulaski, WI on Dec. 2008

These were not difficult to make, and kids would really enjoy making them.

kids well love it

by S. Sadie , Bronx, NY on Nov. 2008

Not hard to do . for kids and the family gathering in the kitchen.

Big Hit

by L. L , Westminster, MD on Sep. 2008

These cookies were a big hit at our church bake sale. They sold out in a matter of minutes and we have requests for more at the next bake sale.

stained glass window cookies

by c. cathy , Queen Creek, AZ on Jun. 2008

These cookies are a pretty addition to any table and my children did enjoy the cookie portion but did tended not to like to eat the candy.

Easy to make and fun to eat

by L. Linda , ALTOONA, PA on Apr. 2008

My family loves trying different ways to make and bake cookies. We found this recipes very interesting and fun, we also tried it with our own sugar cookies recipe too.

Stained Glass Cookies

by C. CHERIE , SALISBURY, MD on Apr. 2008

I started making these cookies for Christmas almost 30 years ago. My children loved to experiment with different types of candy for the windows. Always a HIT.

Stained Glass Cookies

by l. liz , ROSEVILLE, CA on Apr. 2008

These are as delicious as they are easy to make.I will be making more.My granddaughters loved helping with them, though they ate more of the candies before the cookies were decorated, but we had lots of fun.

Stained Glass Window Cookies

by K. Kathy , GALLIPOLIS, OH on Apr. 2008

My Grand-daughters and I made these for easter. They were a little messy. Pounding the candies was fun for the girls but made the clean up tedious with little bits of candy pieces all over the floor and counter top.

super cookie

by D. Dorothy , on Mar. 2008

I had fun making these with grandchildren. I hope you keep sending such good ideas for cookies.

Beautiful, and Tasty too!

by d. debbie , BALTIMORE, MD on Mar. 2008

This recipe has been around for years and I made them as a little girl but only around Christmas. I never saw them made for Easter before. The spring designs are beautiful and very colorful. My grandson will hopefully enjoy them for years to come for different holidays. Never thought of making them for other than Christmas - gee we may have colorful turkey cookies this year!!!