Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇) 45
Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

INTRODUCTION

Stained glass cookie is a rather trendy bake in Asia in recent years ..The cookie is also named as “Cathedral or church window “ cookies. It  is a cookie that have a candy in the centre resembling the tinted glass windows in some old European buildings.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

Many people have baked this as last year’s Christmas cookies…. However, I have decided to push back this recipe to Chinese New Year as I believed it is a perfect cookie for this auspicious Chinese festival.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

I purposely choose one design that shaped like flowers.. Since it is spring festival, flowers will blossom signifying a new year has arrived. After consultation with members of some Facebook Groups, I have decided to name this as Cherry blossom cookies since I already have a plum blossom cookies recipe.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

Unlike other recipes in the net, this recipe is very simple.. no difficult ingredients and what you need are just 4 main ingredients: flour, sugar, butter and some hard candy. No complicated and specialized mould is required. I use my pineapple tarts mould and do an additional step of cutting of the centre. It was pretty easy actually.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

For the hard candy, it can be of any type, any brand, and any colour. For purpose of Chinese New Year, I am quite insistent that the colour has to be red… I did not go until the extent of searching in the supermarket to look for the candy that I wanted. I just went to the neighbourhood provision shop, asking for red hard candy.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

Apparently, hard candy seems to have “lose out” to soft candy. I can’t get any one and I eventually bought the Strepsil cherry flavour for this illustration. However, i am rather confident that you can get it in larger supermarkets with Fox brands or others.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Servings: about 30 cookies depending on size of the mould

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

  • 90 grams of plain flour
  • 60 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 30 grams of icing sugar
  • Some hard candy of your choice

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)


STEPS OF PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat the oven to 160 degree Celsius.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

  • Cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, stir until well mixed. Transfer the dough out to a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into about 5 mm thickness.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

  • Use your preferred mould to mould the dough. Cut off the centre of the flower (I have use a simple piping nozzle).  Bake in the preheated oven of 160 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

  • While the cookies are baking, use something to break the hard candy. When the cookies are ready, take out, put a small amount of hard candies in the cavity at the centre of the cookies. Send back to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Let the cookies cooled completely in the baking tray before removing it and store in an air tight container.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)


CONCLUSION

This cookie is definitely not a difficult cookie to prepare. It is rather easy and do not ask me where I get my mould.. In fact, any pineapple tarts mould will be able to give you a beautiful design. I got mine in a neighbourhood shop and have been with me for many years.  Do play around with the colour and patterns of your mould ..

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

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Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)


Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

I’m submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies organized by Fion of XuanHom’s Mom and co-hosted by Victoria Bakes

 

Cherry Blossom Stained Glass Cookies (樱花玻璃曲奇)

  1. Reblogged this on Kaza's creations and commented:
    I love Chinese new year baking! <3

  2. wuahhhhhhhh… the flowers are so pretty!! many would bake these for christmas but u r so creative to turn it into a flower…

    love love this cookie ahhhhh

  3. 这些饼干很美丽,真的像一朵朵美丽的小花
    谢谢与最棒食谱分享

  4. Hi, I’m trying to make this cookie however the dough just coukdnt be rolled out nicely. It starts cracking and is too soft to be handled. Can you advise what can I do now?

  5. These flower stained glass cookies are very lovely and pretty !

  6. very beautiful cookies… definitely will be my next project! thank you for share this recipe 🙂

  7. After baking will the candy harden? Or would it be like “chewy”

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