Samantha's Stained Glass Window Cookies



Serves: 5

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes


50g butter

2tbsp caster sugar

100g plain flour

1tbsp cornflour

1-2tbsp milk

6-7 boiled sweets, various colours to be crushed

50cm Christmas/red coloured ribbon cut into 10cm pieces



  1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  2. Add the flour and cornflour and work together using the back of your spoon.
  3. Add enough milk to form a dough.
  4. On a baking sheet, using Christmas cutters, cut out shapes (stars or Christmas tree shapes work well here). You will probably get 5 shapes. 
  5. Using a smaller cutter, make a hole in the middle of the shape then make a smaller hole at the top of the biscuit large enough that a thin ribbon can be threaded through.
  6. Fill the bigger hole with crushed boiled sweets.
  7. Bake at 180°C / 160°C Fan / 350°F / Gas Mark 4 for 15 minutes then leave to cool on the baking sheet until the filling has set hard.
  8. Carefully peel the biscuit off the baking sheet and delicately thread the ribbon through the hole at the top of the biscuit.