What is great about them is that you can color or shape them to match your party theme and everyone always asks how you made such clever cookies!
Well the secret is here. Just follow the recipe below....
The only thing I would warn about is that the candy center is quite hard so maybe not suitable for small kids or adults with fragile teeth. To get round this, you could replace the candy center with a blob of jam or jello.
Ingredients for Stained Glass Cookies
Preparation Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Makes about 20
Equipment: Sieve, Rolling pin, Cookie cutters, Cookie baking sheet lined with parchment paper, small plastic bags, Wire cooking rack
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup plain flour
1-2 tablespoons milk
Fruit flavored boiled sweets - crushed
Set the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
Sift the flour into the butter and sugar mixture. Stir in the milk and then knead to form a softball of dough.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2 cm thick. Cut into shapes with a variety of biscuit cutters and place on the prepared tray.
Place your boiled sweets in a bag (one bag for each color) and crush with a rolling pin.
Using a small cookie cutter, cut a hole in the center of each shape and place a teaspoonful of the crushed sweets into the center of the cookie. Note: If you have small sweets, you don't need to crush them first. Just pop a sweet in each hole and it will melt in the oven and spread to fill the shape.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool whilst still on the tray. When the melted sweets have hardened, move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Below is a video (not mine) which uses a different recipe for the cookie mix but it gives you a good idea of how the cookies will look.