Windowpane Christmas Cookies


Cookie season is officially open! We kicked off the festive month with these gummy bear window pane cookies! Impressive to look, super easy to make. If you put a little hole through the cut shape before baking, then you can thread them and showcase them as edible ornaments.
My advise when baking these with children… keep it streamlined! I went as far as to make sure only one of my three was there to help me today, thus avoiding excess mess and fights. I will have to pick other cookies to make with the ones that missed out. But in the end we all get to eat them, so it’s a win for all!

Recipe makes 20-25 using a standard sized cookie cutter.
Make the pastry by mixing 125 of soft butter with 125 gr of icing sugar. Then add 1 egg, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, zest of 1 lemon , small pinch of salt and 225 gr of flour. Knead with your hand briefly to create a soft but tot tacky dough. If too sticky add a little extra flour and if too dry add a little water. Shape into a dish, wrap and rest for 30 minutes in a cool spot.

Turn your oven on to 170C, line an oven tray with baking paper. Roll the rested dough in between two sheets of baking paper to 1 cm thick. Cut out shapes using your favourite cutters. Punch a hole in the middle using a small cutter or the lid of a small bottle. Fill the hole with 1 gummy bear. Pierce a hole at the top so that when it’s baked and cooled you can thread it with twine.


Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until pale golden and the gummy bear has melted and is bubbly. Take out of the oven and rest for 5 minutes to allow the hot candy to settle. Then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Thread, hang, admire and then devour!




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5 Comments Add yours

  1. They look so pretty, great idea using the gummy bears 😉

    1. Thanks! The kids loved them!

  2. LexiBites says:

    This idea is very cute! Fun to bake with my kids! 🙂 What a great way to Christmas Day!
    Thanks a lot!

    1. Thanks! yes, kids love these!!!!

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