Stained Glass Ornament Cookies

These Christmas cookies are edible jeweled ornaments.

Stained Glass Ornament Cookie Recipe With Picture Stained Glass Ornament Cookie Recipe

Bring back sweet memories of the magic of Christmases past for your family and friends with these fancy jewel-colored cookie ornaments.

Pretty enough to hang on a Christmas tree or up against a frosted window where they can catch the light, these cookies are certain to take your guests’ breath away!

Or you might display them on a stand, as shown in the photo above, in the center of your Christmas table for a showstopping holiday centerpiece.

You can make the cookies in a variety of seasonal shapes and sizes, then add melted hard-candy centers and a creamy icing for extra detail. (The Country Woman Test Kitchen found that the Jolly Ranchers provided a much more translucent and shiny looking center than Lifesavers.)

Best of all, these colorful stunners are much easier to make than you might imagine. They could even become a fun family project or tradition.

This article has easy-to-follow instructions, with handy tips on everything from crushing the hard candy to applying the frosting, as well as how-to photos.

So bake a batch of beautiful trims (or quick gifts) with these fancy and fanciful cookie ornaments.

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