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Stained glass window biscuits

These stained glass window biscuits are perfect for Christmas. The windows which are melted boiled sweets look really festive.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Alison Maclean


  • 12 oz 350 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • oz 100g butter
  • 6 oz 175g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • Packet of brightly coloured boiled sweets


  • Preheat oven to 18OC 350 F Gas mark 4
  • Rub the butter into the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and ginger until it is like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sugar into the mixture.
  • Add the syrup and the egg into the mixture and stir together. Knead into a dough
  • Roll out and use cutters to create shapes or style using a knife. You could use two cutters one smaller than the other to create biscuits with holes in.
  • Crush the boiled sweets. I found it easiest to use a food processor and fill bows with crushed sweets of the same colour. Use these to fill the gaps in the biscuits.
  • Place on a baking tray and bake for 10 - 15 minutes. I used greaseproof paper on the tray to stop them sticking.