Saturday, 13 December 2014

Stained Glass Cookies for your Christmas Tree



It's been a busy year and I can't believe that it's almost Christmas! It's the first Christmas in our new house so it's very exciting and we decided to get a real Christmas tree which I've not had before.  We bought a smallish one as we don't have much space and bought a few decorations to go on the tree. I thought the tree looked a little bare so I decided to make my own decorations. I remember making stained glass cookies a few years ago and decided to give it another go. The recipe is one of Mary Berry's which I found online. I had a selection of Christmas cookie cutters and I used a sharp knife to cut out the middle bits. The final result is amazing and it looks really good on our tree especially when it catches the light. You can easily make these in one evening and it will be a great project for the kids. I'm going to try some dried orange slices next to go on the tree. Any other suggestions for homemade Christmas tree decorations? 


I'm sending this to AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and myself on alternate months. The letter this  month is 'X' and Caroline is accepting everything Christmas related. 



These little tree decorations are perfect for Treat Petite hosted by Kat from the Baking Explorer and Stuart from Cakeyboi. The theme this month is Christmas.



They are also perfect for Festive Family Foodies hosted by Vanesther from Bangers & Mash and Louisa from Eat Your Veg.




 I bought a pack of fruit boiled sweets to make the stained glass effect 

 fill the middle with crushed sweets 

 






 Our Christmas tree :) 

Recipe from Mary Berry which I found online

12 comments:

  1. Your stained glass biscuits look so cute, I've always wanted to try them but never seem to get round to it. My mum used to sew loops at the end of Quality Street sweeties to hang on the tree as edible decorations.

    Hope you enjoy your first Christmas in your new home!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to Christmas! Hanging up quality streets is a great idea - will remember it for next year

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  2. Very lovely and festive. xo Catherine

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  3. I love making these and haven't in ages. You've inspired me to make them again :)

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  4. hasn't it been one of those years!... I love these cookies. So festive and so pretty!

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    1. Thanks and they look good on the tree!

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  5. So beautiful and a great addition to the Christmas tree! Thank you for entering into Treat Petite!

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    1. Thanks and thanks for indulging my baking madness to Treat Petite!

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  6. How very clever Ros - they look fabulous hanging on the tree.

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  7. I've wanted to try making these for a while but still not gotten round to it! I'm also not brave enough to have a real tree either! Thanks for sending these to Alphabakes.

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