Monday, December 5, 2011

Jumbo Stained Glass Cookies and a Giveaway


I got big cutters and I cannot lie. Found these several weeks ago. The tree is 7+1/2' x 7' and the ornament is 8" x 6". I had never made stained glass cookies before so I turned to the interwebs to find a recipe and instructions. This one at babble.com was perfect. The cookies are very tasty and there was little spread when baking.


The only change I made was I divided the dough and colored it. These are really simple to make, even with this extra step.


The recipe said to use Jolly ranchers but others I read said to use Life Savers to fill the cutouts. I bought both and crushed them with a stone motar and pestle.


So I had lots of pretty colors to work with.


After cutting out the cookies, I filled the open spaces.


With the leftover dough I made a tie dyed version.


And now the givaway -  I have an extra set of these fabulous cutters and will send them to one reader.


They will arrive in a box with all of this stuff as well.


Baking cups, more cutters, cupcake stencils, pretty sugar decorations and cute baking goods gift bags. Just leave a comment below by Monday December 13, 2011 11 PM ET. The contest is open to anyone anywhere. Martians too.

24 comments:

  1. Wow They are so pretty and festive! Wish me good luck!
    Angie

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  2. Pretty cookies....thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  3. I'm not entering the give-away. I've never seen a cutter as large as these ones! I love how you used the both Jolly Ranchers and Life-Savers to make the stained glass effect. Cookies are big and wonderful!

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  4. I'm glad this giveaway is open to Martians. I kept wondering when I'd be eligible. ;-)

    I've seen stained-glass cookies in magazines but have never tried it myself. Yours look so cool--especially with the different colors of dough!

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  5. Love your inventive style! You are amazing. Bet you are loving Christmas in NYC this year. Thanks for all the great ideas...xxoo

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  6. Lovely! If I win would you send me some Jolly Ranchers as well!!! :D

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  7. Great giveaway! :) I love the stained glass cookies...so pretty! We used to make those when I was a kid...may have to pull out that tradition again this year!

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  8. Those cookies are beautiful! I want some! :-)

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  9. Wow! This IS a great giveaway!! I love baking cookies! Yours look delicous, thanks for sharing.

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  10. They look awesome!! I love how big the cookies are!

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  11. Your stained glass cookies are gorgeos - I've never seen stained glass cookies using different color doughs..genius! I love the psychedelic colored ones! Great cookie package giveaway. I didn't even notice at first becuse my eyes were on the cookies as soon as the page opened lol

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  12. This giveaway is a christmas cookie baking party in a bag! Awesome!

    I love how creative you are with your cookies. The tie-dyed Christmas tree is such a cute idea!

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  13. It can't get better than a giant cookie - and yours are pretty, too!

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  14. These cookies are very pretty. Maybe I will get lucky and be able to make some too. Thank you for your fun blog. Tami@imaged4u.com

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  15. Monster cookies for a pint size cookie monster to share! What a fun idea.

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  16. I love your blog and your stained-glass cookies!

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  17. I love your blog and your stained-glass cookies!

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  18. Wow! Just fabulous and fun and festive! What a giveaway and what cool holiday cookies (not to mention that I love Jolly Ranchers - from the days my dad would buy them for us...well, for himself actually. I'd just steal all the watermelon ones).

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  19. You know what? I REALLY want to win this giveaway and make these fabulous giant Christmas cookies! And the tie-dye cookies are especially lovely, what a novel idea. Thanks for running such a generous giveaway!

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  20. Great cookies!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. You always find the most amazing things! Thanks for the inspiration! One question though, I can't find spearmint flavouring, is the spearmint oil the same as that sold in 'aromatherapy' sections, and what do I look for? I really want to make the spearmint macaroons!
    Sue

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  22. @ Sue.Thanks! as fo the spearmint oil, I would not use the aromatherapy version unless it says specifically on the label it's also for baking. I used a LorAnn candy oil which can be found online here: https://www.lorannoils.com/ The spearmint macarons really were delicious. I hope you enjoy them!

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  23. I love the different colours of your cookies and the stained glass decorations.

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