Oh no, No, NO ! We make Stained Glass Cookies as ornaments for our tree and this year looked up a recipe online- this recipe. What a mistake! The mix was simple enough to do but the dough after sitting and waiting for the dough to chill for three hours, it was so crumbly it would not roll out well and forget about cutting it into shapes! No matter how thick we rolled the dough, the shapes still cracked off & broke. Stained glass cookies are the best but this recipe really let us down! :-(
These are NOT good cookies. The combination of hard candies (life savers) and soft butter cookies is not tasty. The cookie crumbles and is soft and the candy is extra hard and flat, so you eat the cookie and suck on the candy. It was not pleasant. I agree - Stay away from these.
Stay away! These set horribly, broke apart when trying to roll them out and, to top it all off, were very bland. Of the 4 types of cookies I made yesterday, I was asked not to make these again. I agree parchment paper helps, watch these cookies since they burn easily. I used peppermints in the center and they worked okay, but they were the only taste to the whole cookie. Like Eric225, I finally gave up and threw a portion of the dough out because I was so frustrated. A lot of work for cookies that didn't work out too well.
I tried to make these today, and it went horribly... they burn easily, and I just gave up!
I made the cookies today and my family just loved them! They came out great. I used salted butter instead of unsalted, because that's all I had and I only used 1/2 tsp of salt. I put a whole lifesaver in the center, baked the cookies on parchment paper and let the baked cookies cool off on the paper. They came off easily, look great and taste great.
A similar effect, though different taste and texture, can be achieved using slices of gumdrops.
This recipe did not set properly at all. After pulling it from the refrigerator it was crumbling and breaking! Not impressed at all!
The jolly rancher made this finished cookie way to sticky when you eat it. Don't give it to someone with braces! I think I would try Lifesavers if I made them again. The cookie part tastes good though, and they are very pretty.