Stained Glass Valentine Cookies

Stained Glass Valentine Cookies by asweetbaker.com

The countdown has officially begun for our week-long trip over the March Break.  Our family is going on a cruise to the Bahamas, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.  I cannot wait to go, especially since it’s been so snowy and cold here, and I can’t stand being cold.  I’m one of those people who wears socks and slippers and my feet are still cold.  I wear a sweater all the time and sit by the fireplace every night.  I’m a summer baby and I love the heat.  My husband and I are always dreaming of ways to move somewhere warm year-round.

Stained Glass Valentine Cookies by asweetbaker.com

Since I can’t live somewhere warm (yet!) year-round, I might as well make the best of it.  Baking, for me, happens to be making the best of it!

I got the idea for these cookies from a picture in a magazine featuring Christmas Stained Glass Cookies.  I thought to myself, why limit it to just Christmas.  I knew I didn’t have any Jolly Rancher candies (for the red center) hanging around but I knew I had leftover Cherry candy canes.  Perfect!

Although this sugar cookie recipe was okay, I am still searching for THE BEST.  If anyone has one they want to share please send them my way.  Every time I make sugar cookies I try a new recipe because I haven’t found the perfect one yet.  Just like the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie……well, that’s another story!

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Sugar Cookie recipe adapted from The Easy Way Baking Cookbook

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Comments

  1. What a great idea, Liz! These look fabulous.

    I live in Florida where it’s warm year round. Well, warm most of the year but dreadfully hot from the end of may through October. I always say I want to go somewhere cooler. But I’d probably miss the great FL Winter months if I did leave.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m soooo jealous of you!! I would love to be going on vacation to somewhere warm right now!! I’m in love with these cookies too! I think you need to send me some!

  3. These are so creative, Liz! Hope you have a great weekend! Oh, and I’m really jealous of your cruise!! :)

  4. a cruise! I so badly need one of those in my life right now. ;) It is TERRIBLY cold here and today it’s gross, dark, and rainy. I’ve never made stained glass cookies before but they are SO pretty!

  5. These are beautiful! We tried something similar with the baking club at Rutgers and the members really got a kick out of mixing different colors :)

    • Thanks Jess :) My kids had fun too. Next time I’m definitely using Jolly Ranchers so we can get some different colors! Have a fantastic weekend…

  6. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    How fun! We went on a family cruise last year for Spring break and it was an amazing time! My kids want to know when we are going again!
    These cookies are adorable!

  7. These are so pretty!! I love stained glass cookies. And I’m so jealous – what a fun trip!

    • Thanks Dorothy! The trip should be a blast – the kids are excited to eat whatever they want, for free! Well, free for them that is!

  8. Stained glass cookies are so, so cool!

  9. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

    very pretty! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  10. Have a wonderful vacation – I can’t wait to hit hotter climes this summer in Florida :) I’m not liking the winter at all!

    These are so pretty, thank you for coming over and sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party! Hope to see you again next time!

    Michelle xx

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