Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
A fun project to do with the kids, for the kids, etc. A great holiday treat idea.
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable shortening
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour (mixed with 1/2 tsp baking soda)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2⁄3 cup honey
- lollipops or hard candies, several colors,crushed
- Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
- Line cookie sheets with foil.
- Measure first 6 ingredients into the bowl.
- Mix til a soft dough is formed.
- Divide dough into 12 pieces.
- OUTLINES FOR COOKIES: Roll the dough between hands making snake shapes about 1/4- inch thick.
- Place rope on prepared cookie sheet and form into a design.
- (Shapes like dreidles, Jewish stars, etc... for Chanukah, X-mas trees, ornaments for Christmas).
- NOTE: Be sure dough ends are completely pinched together as these will form the outline of the stained glass picture.
- Sprinkle the crushed candies inside the dough outlines, filling the spaces completely and heaping slightly.
- Carefully insert a craft stick into cookie, forming a "lollipop".
- Bake in oven for 8 to 10 minutes, watching carefully.
- Remove cookie sheets from oven and place on counter to cool.
- When cooled, gently peel off foil from each cookie pop.
- You will have created a beautiful created a stained glass effect!
- Wrap each cookie pop in plastic wrap.
- For gift giving, tie with a colorful ribbon.
- These cookies can easily be made by children (with careful supervision).
This is a fun recipe. To do it with a group of kids, do not line the cookie sheet. Instead, have each child assemble their cookie on a piece of aluminum foil. Write each name on the corner of the foil with permanent marker. Now, it is easy to remember which cookie goes with which child. By the way, any sugar cookie recipe will work for the dough.
The kids had a blast with these. We made some with both regular & sugar free candies. Either way they turned out fun. We did discover that you don't want to smash the candies into dust, leave them in some chunks for a prettier look.
This was pretty time consuming, but the outcome was worth it. I didn't put the stick in them and am trying to figure out a way to put a little hole through them so I can hang them as ornaments. The dough was good, I tasted a little out of the bowl, nice honey flavor. I did have to add a bit of water becuase it just wouldn't come together. I used 2 bags of Jolly Ranchers to finish the whole batch of dough. Very pretty!