Stain Glass Cookies Recipe

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Stain Glass Cookies

cyndy ladas


Again another Christmas treat from my Nana...hope I'm not boring anybody with these, but she was a VERY special lady in my life. She always tried to make the Holidays and family get-togethers special. This is one of my favorites as she always made some with the nuts called for, but having a grandchild highly allergic she always made some special for me so I didn't feel left out.

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Makes 5 dozen


30 Min


20 Min




2 2/3 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed (light or dark, your choice)
1/2 c
pure cane sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
all spice
2 stick
unsalted butter (room temperature
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
dry sherry
2 Tbsp
1 c
dried figs
1 c
candied pineapple
1 c
candied red cherries
1 c
candied green cherries
6 oz
chopped pecans (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar, brown sugar, all spice, and cloves on medium for about three minutes. Add the egg and mix until incorporated
With the mixer still on low slowly add the flour and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt mix until incorporated, DO NOT over mix. Add the fruit, honey, sherry, and rum
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Take the bowl out and give it a good stir to reincorporate any liquid. Using a tablespoon, spoon out a half a tablespoon of cookie dough, roll into a ball and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart
Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom