Stained Glass Window Cookies

I’ve seen these cookies called a few different things, one of the more popular names being cathedral cookies. However, growing up, we called them stained glass window cookies, which I always thought was fitting since I saw them most often at church potlucks. When I was collecting my favorite recipes from my friends and family before I went off to college, this recipe was passed along to me although there’s no name on the card so I’m not exactly sure who it came from from one of my best friends in high school’s mom. The cookies are just as I remember them, so for the last day of Cookie Week today, I’m sharing them with you. I hope you’ve enjoyed this week of cookies, and I hope it has inspired your cookie baking this holiday season. And of course, don’t forget to enter to win a copy of Decorating Cookies by Bridget – the giveaway ends tonight. Happy baking!

Recipe adapted from Betsy K.

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • 1 package colored marshmallows

Melt the butter and chocolate together either in the microwave or over the stove at low heat just until melted. Stir well and let cool 10-15 minutes or so (otherwise you run the risk of immediately melting the marshmallows when adding them).

Stir the marshmallows into the chocolate mixture and stir gently until well-coated. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to let the mixture cool and firm up somewhat, about half an hour.

On a sheet of wax paper (I used aluminum foil because that’s all I had, but wax paper works better), form the mixture into a log about 1 1/2″ thick. Roll up the log and wrap tightly, sealing the ends so it looks like a giant chocolate burrito.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before slicing. Store the refrigerator until ready to serve.

8 Responses to “Stained Glass Window Cookies”

  1. 1 Special K :) Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I know where the recipe came from…my mom! She makes these every Christmas and they are always a favorite. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Tracy!

  2. 2 Tracy Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Jess!! :-D Thank you for letting me know that it was your mom’s, I made sure to update the recipe. And, it’s so good to hear from you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well. I miss you!!

  3. 3 Heather {Dietetic Sinners} Says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I have never seen a treat like this before! So interesting! Pinned for later…I have too many sweet treats in my house right now and not enough peeps to eat them, lol!

  4. 4 Jaan L of Tx Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    This is really a neat, quick treat. So simple that I can easily make some this Sunday, in time for Christmas. Happy HOlidays

  5. 5 Deborah Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve made these for years. I originally found them in a Christmas with Southern Living Book. I add chopped walnuts with the marshmallows. These are one of the Christmas traditions my family could not do without!

  6. 6 tracy {pale yellow} Says:
    December 24th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Such a simple recipe with awesome payoff, these cookies are adorable!

  7. 7 Marie Says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Ooh I love it! Looks delicious! :)

    Marie, Colorado Hearing Center

  8. 8 Courtney Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 1:51 am

    What a cute and fun cookie!

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