Tested till perfect Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies
Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies
Photography by Jennifer Melo

Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies

With the glorious colours of stained-glass windows, these cookies look beautiful when hung with ribbon as decorations.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 8


  • Sugar Cookie Dough recipe
  • green paste food colouring, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupclear hard candies, red
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupclear hard candies, yellow
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupclear hard candies, orange


Tint dough with colouring if desired.

Cut parchment paper to fit baking sheet; place paper on work surface. Place dough on paper; roll out on paper to 1/4-inch (1 cm) thickness. Using 7-1/2-inch (19 cm) Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes; remove scraps. With round mini-cutters, cut holes out of trees. Using skewer or straw, cut 1/4-inch (5 mm) hole at top of each. Place dough and paper on baking sheet.

Separating colours, crush candies. Spoon into holes, mounding slightly.

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven for about 10 minutes or until light golden on bottom and edges. Let cool on pan on rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Nutritional Information Per cookie: about

cal 513 pro 5g total fat 17g sat. fat 10g
carb 88g fibre 1g chol 67mg sodium 196mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 11 vit A 16 folate 19
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