Glass biscuits, Christmas and colorful

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

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

If these cookies are perfect how gastronomic gift, they are even more put 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 we prepare theshortbread 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 refrigerator for 2 hours circa.
  4. Meanwhile chop the candies with a knife keeping them separated by color: you’ll have to get a mixture fine enough to melt in the oven.
  5. Roll out the pastry between two sheets of parchment paper until you reach one 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 bit of minced 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 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 8 minutesthen remove from 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.


Glass biscuits are preserved for 2 weeks in a carton of milk. You just have to be careful not to break them.

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