I love baking sugar cookies with my kids, however – it’s always such a process between all the dough making, the rolling out, cutting, baking, and decorating. To cut out even ONE step of that process is a lifesaver or in this case, a jolly rancher.

By cutting the center of the dough out and placing a jolly rancher in the “window” you create a unique stained glass look to the cookie that’s so stunning you don’t even need to decorate it! They come out of the oven ready to cool and serve.

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 batch sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 12 jolly ranchers in pink, red & purple

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Heart shaped cookie cutters (one big one small)

Method

  • Preheat your oven to the directions of your sugar cookie dough. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Flour your surface and roll out your cookie dough to about 1/4 inch thickness, cut out the large heart followed by the smaller heart centre. Remove just the outside heart and place on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat until you've used all your dough.
  • Place a jolly rancher into the centre of each cookie and place in the oven. Follow the directions of your cookie dough for bake times, typically 7-8 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the edges and the jolly ranchers completely melted.
  • Let sit and cool until the candy centre has completely hardened again. Once ready, you can serve immediately or pack in an air-tight container for later serving.
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

More Forkly
Who doesn't love a rich, chocolatey, gooey brownie?! They're delicious and comforting and great with a bowl of vegan ice cream.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're looking for festive snack ideas for your kids, look no further...
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a delicious dessert any time of the year but they're especially popular around Valentine's day.
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to cook an amazing meal for your loved one.
Do you plan on making this Valentine's Day memorable for the special someone in your life?
Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away and there's no better time than now to start planning.
The promise of a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner usually has you gorging with your sweetie on rich appetizers, creamy entrees,...
Avoid the restaurant rush, and instead opt to stay in and create a romantic Valentine's dinner for two.
Don't bore your beloved with the same old predictable, store-bought teddy bear, chocolates, and flowers.
Valentines is that lovey-dovey holiday that usually sneaks up on us and then demands attention, all at once.
As Valentine's Day approaches do you find yourself shunning events filled with happy, gushing couples?
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love and let them know how much you care.
Advertisement
Food Hacks
Food Hack: Cake Decorating With Toothpicks!