Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stained Glass Cookies

Now marks the one year birthday of OB Cookie.  It's been a crazy year.  Last year I was sitting on my couch, freezing my butt off, thinking of things to keep me busy during dead time as a fourth year.  Now, thankfully, it's not so cold.  I'm definitely not sitting on the couch nearly as much, although I do fall asleep on it frequently.

I'm calling these cookies stained glass cookies.  They are loaded with little pieces of sour candies and they turned out really pretty.  They are tart with great textural contrast as well.  So happy birthday blog! I've had a bunch of fun writing here, and even if posts are more sparse than before, I'm not giving up quite yet.

Stained Glass Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
zest and juice of one lime and one tangerine
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz sour candies cut in small pieces and tossed in 1 tbsp flour to prevent sticking

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla, citrus, egg.  Beat until well combined.  Add flour and salt.  Mix until well combined.  Add candies.  Divide dough into 2 pieces.  Roll each piece into a 2 inch thick log and shape into a square (or a roll).  Put into freezer to form dough for about 1/2 hour.  Leave other half in freezer (depending on how many you want). Pre-heat oven to 350.  Carefully slice cookies with a serrated knife into 1/4 inch thick slices as candy pieces can be fragile and place on baking sheet.  Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Happy Birthday to the blog!
    Even though I'm not much of a cooking person, I love reading (and drooling over) the posts! :)

  2. These look amazing! Happy Blogaversary!

  3. Elizabeth. My comment seems to have disappeared. So sorry. I am thinking of you. These cookies look like fun.

    Love ya tiger,

  4. Hi Ob Cookie,
    I think you may well be a kindred spirit. We have three things in common, no, four: being an ob/gyn, being a woman, being a foodie, and being tied to Palo Alto. My name is Gina Nelson, I am Stanford undergrad class of 83, finished residency in 94, and now go back and forth to Palo Alto to visit my son who is a junior ! : ) Please check out my personal fb page, search Gina Nelson, Stanford network, or Cheers !

  5. What type of sour candies do you use?