Unplugged Project– Glass

This week’s project theme over at Unplug Your Kids was glass, which sounded a little scary to me. What could I do with the theme of glass that wouldn’t put my children’s lives in danger? 🙂 Thankfully google once again came through for me, providing the recipe for these rocking Stained Glass Cookies.

It’s honestly a miracle we ever had time to do these, considering what a crazy week we had last week with VBS at church every night and our family’s getaway to the Twin Cities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but somehow we got them done.

I made the dough ahead of time, so the first thing the boys got to do was crush up the candy for the inside of the cookies. We used Jolly Ranchers. I put each color in a separate freezer bag and let the boys at it with Art’s hammer and my rolling pin.

I’m sure it will shock you to learn that they really liked this part.

Making thin strips of dough into shapes was the most challenging part for the boys. I helped them quite a bit at first, but they started to figure it out as they got into it.

Note: the recipe doesn’t tell you to do this, but I covered my cookie sheet in foil and then sprayed it with cooking spray. It worked fabulously at the end so I could peel the cookies right off.

Once we had our shapes made, we filled the spaces with crushed up candy.

Here they are, ready to go into the oven.

And here we have the finished product. Don’t they look cool? I sent one with Ryan in his lunch on Thursday and greatly impressed all my coworkers.

A couple notes about these cookies. First, if you’re looking for the yummiest cookies ever, don’t bother with these. The combination of cookie dough and Jolly Ranchers is kind of nasty, although the boys liked them. These cookies are fabulous for showing off how cool of a mom you are, not how great of a baker you are. 🙂 Second, should you decide to take these cookies along with you on a trip to Minnesota, and should you stuff them all into a baggie and put them in your snack box and leave them in the van for several hours while you go sightseeing, it is fairly likely that they will melt into a big smooshie mess. Hypothetically, of course.

And there you have this week’s unplugged project. At this point, Mom Unplugged hasn’t posted this week’s post at her blog, but I encourage you to go over there when she does and check out the other ideas using the theme glass.

Tonight I hope to post some pictures of our little trip, it was a wonderful weekend– I don’t think I could have asked for anything better.

Have a great one! 🙂

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15 thoughts on “Unplugged Project– Glass

  1. These are super clever. I love them!! And who wouldn’t have fun with all that candy smashing? I used to like all kinds of wacky kid foods and imagine I would have had a blast with this one. I will have to add it to my try it sometime pile 🙂

  2. Great Cookies! I made them before and they were a lot of fun. For future note…If you make them again since you did not like the taste combo, try another type of cookie with it. I used a basic sugar cookie and they tasted yummy together. HTH.

  3. awesome cookies… we dont have jolly ranchers in australia….we used to and i have eaten them before.. but we have what are called boiled lollies and they have a much more subdued taste so that is what we use to make these cookies. I have only ever made them once a long time ago – actually these are popular at christmas – to make christmas decoration cookies- that is the only time i see them here- I will have to try this… thanks for the inspiration!

  4. my, i love what you’ve done with the place! your blog looks fabulous!!

    nothing says therapy like beating something with a hammer 🙂 just ask my cousin, her poor side table in the basement has seen better days LOL

  5. Loved this blog — you are such a smarty to figure out “glass”. I agree with the boys – those cookies taste good. Send me one – PLEASE!!!

  6. Looks like they had fun! We made cookies like those at Christmas time. DS and friends seemed to enjoy the cookies. I thought they were terrible. 🙂

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