Gingerbread Glass Cookies

Gingerbread Glass Cookies

Serves 15
Prep time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cook time 7 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 37 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly
Occasion Christmas, Thanksgiving
From book Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook
Fun and easy gingerbread stained glass cookies.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 13 oz. package hard candy (Use Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers)


Step 1
Beat together butter and sugar. Add egg, molasses, and water until well blended.
Step 2
Mix together four, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Add this dry mix to the butter mix and stir until well blended. Cover this bowl and chill for at least an hour.
Step 3
While dough is chilling, separate the candy by color into bags and crush. Set this aside for later. Cover your baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set this aside. Take your cookie cutters and lightly spray the outside with cooking spray. Set aside.
Step 4
Lightly dust your work surface with flour. Take small portions of chilled dough and roll out into 8-10 inch long ropes that are about 1/2 inch thick. Place your cookie cutters onto your cookie sheet and wrap the dough ropes around the outside of the cutter. Pinch the ends of the rope together and slide the cutter out. Repeat this step until all the dough is used. If you are planning on hanging these, make small holes at the top of the cookie shape that are just large enough to place ribbon through. Fill the centers of each cookie shape with 2 tablespoons of crushed candy.
Step 5
Bake at 350F degrees for 7 minutes. Do not over bake cookies as they will burn easily. Cool completely for at least 1 hour before handling.