Stain Glass Decoration Cookies

12 people
00h 45
00h 12

These pretty stain glass star cookies will add extra sparkle to your Christmas tree but they taste so good they might not make it to Christmas! Our advice is to make two batches, one for eating now and the other for decorating the tree!

Ingredients and Method

Ingredients

  • 1 Clementine
  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 180g Plain flour
  • 50g Caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 12 Coloured boiled sweets

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Add the butter, flour, sugar, clementine zest and cinnamon to a Mason Cash Mixing Bowl, then using your fingers, rub the butter into the mix until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the milk and combine to create soft dough. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Separate the sweets into colours and place in separate sandwich bags. Carefully crush into small pieces with a rolling pin.
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface, and roll out 1cm thick. Use your Mason Cash Set of 3 Mini Fondant Star Cutters to cut out the large star and place on the baking tray. Then use the smaller star to cut a ‘window’ in the centre of each biscuit.
  6. Sprinkle enough crushed sweets to fill the centre, and then use a cocktail stick to make a hole in the top of each biscuit, so you can tread a ribbon through them later.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden. Leave to firm up, then thread with ribbon and hang them on the Christmas tree.

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