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gluten free stained glass cookies

Gluten Free Stained Glass Cookies.

These stained glass cookies look impressive but are quite easy to make! Perfect for dressing up your holiday cookie tray.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword easy gluten free christmas cookie recipes, gluten free stained glass cookies
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 76 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke



  1. Place the vegan buttery spread and the sugar in a bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth. Add the applesace and vanilla extract and continue to mix.

  2. Add half of the gluten free flour blend and mix on low speed. Scrape down the sides and add the remaining flour and salt. Mix on low speed until combined. The dough will be very thick.

  3. Divide the dough in half and make two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper, and refrigerate for two hours. If you are in a hurry, place in the freezer for 30-40 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Unwrap the lollipops or candy, and place in a ziploc bag. Keep the colors separate - do the red candies, first, then use a clean bag for yellow, etc. Smash the candies with a rolling pin or the smooth side of a meat tenderizer.

  6. Spread waxed paper or parchment paper on your rolling surface and sprinkle with gluten free flour. Unwrap one of the discs and sprinkle liberally with gluten free flour as well.

  7. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Cut out your shapes. I used Linzer cookie cutters.

  8. Transfer the cookies to the cookie sheets, leaving one inch in between the cookies, and then cut out the center of each cookie. You can bake these tiny cookies, no need to discard them! Carefully place some crushed candy into the center of each cookie.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. When you remove the cookies from the oven, if you see air bubbles in the candy, pop them with a toothpick or sharp knife to make sure the "stained glass" is smooth.

  10. Allow to cool fully on the cookie sheet before moving to a tray or plate.

  11. Repeat steps 6-10 with remaining dough.

Recipe Notes

This recipe made about 48 cookies with the Linzer cookie cutters. The amount of cookies will vary with the size cookie cutter you use.

Serving size is one cookie.

Store leftover cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about a week.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Stained Glass Cookies.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.