• 125g Kerrygold Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg (M)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 20 mixed boiled/glucose flavoured sweets
  • 100g dark chocolate (melted)
  • Sprinkles


This recipe makes 20 of Shane Smith's stain glass window cookies.
  1. Preheat your oven to 170C
  2. Line two trays with parchment paper and set aside
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the room temperature Kerrygold butter, sugar and vanilla together until you get a creamy and pale consistency
  4. Next, add in the egg and mix
  5. Finally, mix in the flour & cinnamon
  6. Once combined, wrap the dough in cling film and chill for one hour
  7. Once rested, on a floured surface roll out the dough to a thickness of 1cm and cut into desired Christmas shapes
  8. Taking a small similar cutter, cut out the center of each cookie and place them on a lined baking sheet
  9. Place a sweet into the center of each cookie and place in a preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown
  10. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire tray
  11. Decorate as you so wish with piped melted chocolate & sprinkles

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