Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Stained Glass Cookies - Baking Chez Moi

Per Nana ~
Unfortunately this turned to be a disaster for me. 
The cookie dough was so easy to prepare and turned out perfect. 
I froze it for approximately one hour as Dorie suggested. I even had 
hubby working on the lifesavers using my mortar and pestle. 
He had a lot of fun sorting out the colors and pulverizing them.
 I realized later that this should be done at the last minute, as the 
candies all stuck together. When I started to fill the little holes in the 
cookie the candy had melted together and I could not push it 
through the pastry tip. I baked one sheet of cookies with the holes 
"sort of" filled and then just sprinkled candy onto the rest. 
The cookies were good, they just did not end up with a stained glass design.

Per Tricia ~
This month the "Tuesdays with Dorie/Baking Chez Moi" schedule is
 bit more flexible and includes an extra day to use as a rewind. I will 
be holding off baking and posting till later in the month so my college
 taste testers will be around to enjoy the treats fresh out of the oven :)

 Now, to get a hold of some of Nana's stained glass cookies....

This marks another Tuesday recipe testing as we cook along with the "Tuesdays with Dorie" online group.  Please note that we do not post the recipes, per the group rules, but we do encourage others to RUN out and buy their own copy of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking Chez Moi".  Better yet, buy the book and JOIN THE GROUP ! www.TuesdaysWithDorie.wordpress.com


  1. Nana your cookies look tasty! And I learned through making these with my students that the holes definitely need to be bigger to accommodate the candy dust. And I also learned that I wouldn't egg wash them again - would much prefer a plain cookie top! But they were ever so tasty!

  2. I will be making these cookies later this week and I am learning a lot from my fellow bakers. Like Tricia, I will be baking later this month to accommodate family.

  3. Your cookies look very festive and what's more important is that they tasted good.

  4. They look delicious... you could always call them post modernist stained glass cookies! :-)

  5. They look delicious... you could always call them post modernist stained glass cookies! :-)

  6. Nana - those cookies look prettier than the intended version. I give you an "A" :-)
    Tricia - I can't believe another semester is almost over. Sarah comes home next Thursday. One semester left!!!!!

    Hope you both had a lovely Thanksgiving and are easing into the Christmas season.

  7. Your cookies look very festive! I, too, had difficulty with the candy sticking together, difficulty in filling the holes, and too-yellowy egg wash. For about half of them, I just cut out the cookies and sprinkled on some sanding sugar. And they were very tasty, which is, of course, the main thing.

  8. I did exactly what you've done (to save myself). Baked one sheet of stained glass cookies. For the rest of the dough, I made a few big cookies with crushed candies sprinkled all over them and called it a day. Your cookies look artsy.

  9. I echo a previous commenter with calling your cookies post-modernist! Hey, necessity is the mother of invention, right? And I think everyone had the same issues with these cookies. But I bet they were tasty anyway!

  10. I love your cookies, full of color and caracter. I will make the other half with my sons and I will make the "windows" bigger so we will see how that goes.

  11. These cookies were messy and tedious! I give an A …I am sure they all got eaten up!

  12. The best Bart about baking is that looks don't matter when you are eating the results. I bet your students enjoyed eating them.

  13. I love the little faces in your cookies Nana. I found the same thing with the candies sticking together once pulverised. Merry Christmas!