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The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies (Day Five)

Hi everyone! I’m Karyn from Pint Sized Baker and Dieter’s Downfall. I’m a wife to Mr. Quart and a mom to my Little Cup. The best thing about baking great treats is that they love to eat them!
Today I’m baking with Princess E.
No real name… just Princess E.

 

Well, Princess E wanted some fun, kid-friendly cookies to cheer up the cold days, so she helped to make some Stained Glass Cookies.
Don’t they look so pretty hanging in the windows?

 

We thought so.
It’s so easy to make these cookies. Simply get your favorite Sugar Cookie dough. It can be from a bag, a tube, or from scratch. The easier the better.
We got ours from a bag and followed the instructions for cut out cookies. Also, you really need to line your cookie sheet with parchment or better yet, a silicon mat.
My Little Cup picked out 5 Christmas shapes and we got to work. Since I don’t have cutters that have both the large and small matching shapes, I used a few tools in the kitchen to cut out the centers. The hole for the string were made with a straw and the large circles were made with a large pipping tip.
It was easier to cut when the dough was cold, so place the cut out cookies into the freezer for 15 minutes before trying to cut shapes with a knife like I did with the trees and presents.
Then get a bunch of hard candies, like Jolly Rancher’s, and smash them to bits. Take the shards of candy and place them into each cut out. Do you best to get them in the hole and not on the cookie.
Bake as instructed for your recipe and then let them sit on the cookie sheet to cool and the candy to harden. If you can’t get a spatula under the cookies then wait until they are completely cooled and peel them off. That melted candy can be sticky!

 

If you’re up for it, you can then add some cookie icing and sprinkles to add some more embellishments. I think that was Princess E’s favorite part.
The funny thing was that my Little Cup was helping me before bed. When she got up and saw that all the cookies were made and Princess E was in with the spatulas with a cookie, she was convinced that Princess E finished baking the cookies for her.
Oh the innocence of youth!
Thank goodness she didn’t see Princess E’s Miley Cyrus impersonation.

 

My goodness, Princess E! Behave yourself!
Thanks for having me over Aimee!

 

I am seriously having so much fun opening the emails with everyone’s elves. They are all so cute, and I’m enjoying the different personalities!

If you’re new to The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas, this will catch you up:

Day One: Ella’s I Heart Christmas (Ornament) Cookies

Day Two: Sprinkles’ Sugar Cookies

Day Three: Buddy’s Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Day Four: Fred’s Chocolate Pecan Lace Cookies

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