Stained glass biscuits are one of my favourite things to bake, just because they look so pretty! You can even leave a hole in them before baking and when cooked attach a ribbon on them and hang them on the christmas tree, they look great with the lights shining through them.
They are really easy to make, I just use a basic biscuit recipe, although you could add cinnamon or ginger to make them a little more festive.
You Will Need
140g brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Mix the butter and sugar together
Add the egg yolk and vanilla
Sift the flour into the bowl and mix until a dough is formed
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cutters to cut out shapes
Use a smaller cutter to cut sections from the middle of each biscuit
Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof baking paper
Place a boiled sweet in the centre of your cut out section
Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes, until the biscuits are golden in colour and the sweet has melted
Allow to cool enough for the sweet to harden again and leave to cool fully on a wire rack
Apologies for turning this into a baking blog over December! I love baking so during the festive season I’m constantly cooking up a sweet treat or two. I have a couple more last-minute baking posts before the big day and then I promise I’ll do lot’s of outfit posts and vintage hauls to make up for the lack of them in December!
Jade @ Bits & BobsDecember 23, 2013 at 6:03 pm
I’ve never come across stained glass biscuits before. These look quite unique – and super yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Bits & Bobs
vintagefrillsDecember 26, 2013 at 11:30 pm
They taste amazing, and they’re so quick and easy to make.