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Glass biscuits: Christmas and colourful

glass cookies

Perfect as a gift or to decorate a tree, glass biscuits are a perfect Christmas dessert that is very simple to prepare.

Glass biscuits are a quick and easy recipe that can amaze young and old . In fact, the starting point is a traditional shortcrust pastry but the central transparent heart, based on colored candies, makes them truly spectacular. Precisely because of their simplicity, nobody forbids you to replace the traditional shortcrust pastry with a vegan or gluten-free one. Green light also for your favorite aromas : ginger, cinnamon, lemon or vanilla?

If these biscuits are perfect as a gastronomic gift , they are even more so when placed on the Christmas tree. In fact, with the lights they will create a beautiful play of colors that will give your home a very special atmosphere. Let's find out together how they are prepared.

glass cookies
glass cookies

How to prepare glass biscuits recipe

  1. First let's prepare the pastry dough . In a bowl, combine sugar and flour and perfume with the chosen aroma, in our case the vanilla extract.
  2. Add the cold butter cut into chunks and mix with your fingertips until you get a crumbly mixture. At this point add the egg and finish kneading.
  3. Obtained a loaf, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 2 hours .
  4. In the meantime , chop the sweets with a knife, keeping them separated by colour: you will have to obtain a mixture that is fine enough to melt in the oven.
  5. Roll out the pastry between two sheets of parchment paper until it reaches a thickness of 3-4 mm .
  6. Remove the top sheet and then use a cookie mold of the shape you prefer to get your cookies. Remove all the excess parts and, with a smaller mold, make a central hole.
  7. Inside, put a little ground candy powder and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes. Let them cool completely on the tray before gently peeling them off.

The glass cookies with marshmallows

You can also prepare glass biscuits with gummy candies. In this case the center won't be as hard as in the traditional recipe but you won't lose the glass effect. But be careful when cooking: first you will bake the biscuits without the candy for 8 minutes , then take them out of the oven and place the gummy bear and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Once cold they are ready to be enjoyed or hung on the tree.

For Christmas, also try our glazed biscuits : they are a perfect gastronomic gift.


The glass biscuits will keep for 2 weeks in a milk carton. You just have to be careful not to break them.

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