Photo Credit: Alanna Story
One of our most favorite things about this time of year is the yummy treats we get to make and eat!! There are so many choices but one that is a tradition for us is SUGAR COOKIES!!
This year, we decided to step them up a bit and try something fun and new! We feel like we hit the jackpot with these beautiful and amazingly DELICIOUS, Stain Glass Sugar Cookies!
They are a little bit more time consuming than your average sugar cookie but dont let that overwhelm you because these are definitely not your average cookies!
To create the cookies we combined Natalie’s favorite sugar cookie recipe and melted Alanna’s sucker recipe into the center of the (baked) cookies. They turned out so beautiful!! We ALMOST had a hard time eating them because of how pretty they were. (Okay we didn’t have a hard time at all, we ate the whole batch!) We are excited to share this recipe with you all and hope you love them as much as we do!
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
5 1/2 cups flour (
In mixer, the cream butter and sugar, and then add eggs and vanilla. Next add the sour cream. Combine the salt, baking soda, and flour, and add to the to mixture.
Roll out dough (on a floured surface) to about 1/4 inch in size
Cut out cookies with desired cookie cutter
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Place cookies on baking sheet and bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
Please note (These cookies will look under cooked and that’s EXACTLY how you want them to look, DO NOT OVER COOK THEM!)
After 5 minutes remove them from the pan to help them cool.
Sugar Cookie Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4-1/3 cup milk
In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla until crumbly. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Sucker Recipe (For Stain Glass Cookie Center)
2 Cups Granulated Sugar
2/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
3/4 Cup Water
Powder Sugar (optional)
Food Coloring (Any colors you prefer)
Candy Sucker Molds
Combine sugar, corn syrup, food coloring and water into 2 quart saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring.
While the mixture is boiling, spray molds lightly with oil.
Remove from heat at 300 degrees. Pour syrup into lightly oiled candy mold ( I found all my fun ones at Hobby Lobby) or onto greased cookie sheet and score with knife to form bite size pieces. When cool, break into pieces and dust with powder sugar (optional) to prevent sticking and store in an air tight container. Will keep for 2 weeks.
**To make the stain Glass center of your sugar cookies, simply cut out the center of your cookie (using smaller cookie cuter or other object) prior to baking. Once cookies have cooled place broken up pieces of suckers into the center of your cookie. Place on a lined baking sheet and place in the oven until the suckers have melted. Once melted completely, remove cookies from oven, let them cool. Frost or decorate however you’d like.
Alanna, Natalie, and Lyndsie