Cinderella Inspired Glass Slipper Cookies

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.

Glass Slipper Cookie


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.

Cinderella Inspired Glass Slipper Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2 dozen
These Cinderella inspired Glass Slipper Cookies are perfect for your princess. They're surprisingly easy to make.
  • 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
  1. Cream butter, egg, vanilla, and sugar together
  2. Add baking powder and sifted flour
  3. Mix well
  4. Slowly add in the almond flour/ground almonds
  5. Dough should begin to form
  6. Lightly flour wax paper
  7. Roll dough up in the wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour
  8. Preheat oven to 350F
  9. Line cookie pan with a sheet of parchment paper
  10. Finely crush hard candy (I crushed them in their individual packages with a mallet)
  11. Roll dough out on floured surface and cut circles roughly ¼ to ⅙ inch thick
  12. Cut the slipper from center of the cookie using the miniature high heel cookie cutter
  13. Bake cookies 7 minutes and remove from oven
  14. Carefully spread finely crushed hard candy in the center of the cookie
  15. Candy will not spread much when melting, make sure you thoroughly coat the bottom
  16. Return cookies to the oven and bake another 3-5 minutes
  17. Candy should melt completely
  18. If candy didn't spread enough to fill the center, use a lollipop stick to push candy
  19. Lightly dust with sifted powdered sugar or granulated sugar
  20. Allow cookies to cool completely before you attempt to remove them from the pan.


Glass Slipper cookie

Glass Slipper Cookies


You can head over to Fandango to watch the trailer. I’m also sharing a full party planning post on the Fandango blog

I think Lily James was perfectly cast as Cinderella. I love her so on Downton Abbey.



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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions contained herein are entirely my own.


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  • Reply Jessica @eatsleepbe 24/02/2015 at 7:23 pm

    Those came out adorable. Almost too good to eat! Almost.

  • Reply lindsey 24/02/2015 at 8:05 pm

    My niece would go NUTS over these!!! So adorable!

  • Reply Heidi @ Pint Size Farm 25/02/2015 at 2:52 pm

    Those turned out so adorable. I will definitely have to make them for my daughter. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Reply Jess 25/02/2015 at 3:27 pm

      They are super easy and you can get really creative with the choice of candy for the center.

  • Reply Kelly 25/02/2015 at 3:30 pm

    These are so adorable! Perfect for little tea parties for princess parties!

    • Reply Jess 25/02/2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks! They make me wish I had a little girl to make them for. I love tea parties.

  • Reply Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods 26/02/2015 at 7:00 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’ve got a little princess who would love these Cinderella slipper cookies.

    I would love for you to share these at my Show Me Saturday linky party this weekend. Our party goes live each Saturday morning at 7:00 am EST. Hope to see you there!

  • Reply tammigirl 11/03/2015 at 5:55 pm

    What a beautiful idea! I love it. I think she was well cast, too. I’m so excited to get to see the movie!

    • Reply Jess 11/03/2015 at 6:21 pm

      I was so sad I missed our prescreen. My son had a basketball game that night. I’m planning on going this weekend!

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