My absolute favorite Disney cartoon is Cinderella. I love the magical tale, and I watched it over and over growing up. I loved the idea that a girl who lived as a peasant could become a Princess, and that there was a Prince Charming out there waiting for me. I was beyond excited when I heard about the new Cinderella, and I’ve been planning this Fandango Family post for months. These Cinderella inspired Glass cookies are a blend of a traditional glass cookie and a shortbread Linzer; it took several tries before I finally mastered a recipe that I could confidently share with my readers.
I attempted these several times with a firm sugar cookie recipe, and they wouldn’t work. I wanted a cookie that tasted good, but also one that wouldn’t rise considerably and distort the shape of the slipper in the process. FYI, you can find the cutter I used here. I ultimately went with pineapple Life Savers to get a nearly opaque slipper, but you can use a variety of flavors/colors. There are other options such as Jolly Ranchers, mints, or any other hard candy. The amount of crushed hard candy you fill the center with will also affect the opacity of the center. You have to put enough candy in the middle that when it melts, it fills the entire center. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and make sure you scroll down to see the latest Cinderella trailer.
- 1⅛ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- ½ cup almond flour or finely ground almonds
- ¾ cup sugar
- Assorted hard candy of choice
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Cream butter, egg, vanilla, and sugar together
- Add baking powder and sifted flour
- Mix well
- Slowly add in the almond flour/ground almonds
- Dough should begin to form
- Lightly flour wax paper
- Roll dough up in the wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Line cookie pan with a sheet of parchment paper
- Finely crush hard candy (I crushed them in their individual packages with a mallet)
- Roll dough out on floured surface and cut circles roughly ¼ to ⅙ inch thick
- Cut the slipper from center of the cookie using the miniature high heel cookie cutter
- Bake cookies 7 minutes and remove from oven
- Carefully spread finely crushed hard candy in the center of the cookie
- Candy will not spread much when melting, make sure you thoroughly coat the bottom
- Return cookies to the oven and bake another 3-5 minutes
- Candy should melt completely
- If candy didn't spread enough to fill the center, use a lollipop stick to push candy
- Lightly dust with sifted powdered sugar or granulated sugar
- Allow cookies to cool completely before you attempt to remove them from the pan.
I think Lily James was perfectly cast as Cinderella. I love her so on Downton Abbey.
Are you exited about the release of Cinderella?
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