Stained Glass Biscuits

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Some of your may remember making these biscuits at school around Christmas time or baking these with loved ones. We are bringing the Stained Glass Biscuit back. These are quick and easy to make and fun for all the family, using a simple vanilla biscuit recipe and coloured boiled sweets for the stained glass centre. These look great hung on a Christmas tree with lights twinkling through the coloured glass centre. 


  1. Place the sweets, still in their wrappers in a polythene bag, taking care not to mix the colours and bash them with a rolling pin until they are crushed. Set aside.

    • 1 Pack Coloured Boiled Sweets
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar and then add the egg and vanilla. Add the flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and bring together with your hands, wrap in cling film and chill for about an hour.

    • 75g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Egg (Large Free Range)
    • 1 tsp Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 175g Plain White Flour
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°fan / Gas Mark 4 and line two baking trays with parchment.

  4. Roll out the dough one quarter at a time and cut out the biscuits with the large star cutter. Transfer them to the trays. Once on the trays cut out a window with the smaller cutter. Bring together the leftover dough and keep cutting out until all the dough is used up.

  5. Using a drinking straw, make a hole in the top of each biscuit - you will need this to hang the biscuits as decorations.

  6. Using a teaspoon, carefully fill the star cut-out with the crushed sweets.

  7. Bake the biscuits for 12 minutes and once cooked allow to cool on the tray. When cool, carefully peel off the paper and leave to cool completely on a rack.

  8. When the biscuits are cool, mix up some royal icing according to the instructions on the packet, and using a piping bag, pipe your decorations.

    • 250g Royal Icing Sugar
  9. Allow to dry completely and hang up with the ribbon.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Delicious and great



  2. 5 star rating

    When the biscuits are hung on the tree, are they ment to be eaten? Won't they be stale or are they only for decoration?
    Regards Carol.

    The biscuits will begin to soften the longer that they are left on the tree so if you prefer a crisper biscuit we would recommend hanging these no more than a day or two before you plan to eat them.

    Happy Baking!

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