These cookies are wonderful for Christmas especially to hang them in the Christmas tree. They are cheap to make and very appealing cookies than other costly decorations on Christmas tree.
Liked by Kids because of the colours and the filled candies. Even adults love these cookies the cookies are crisp and the candy part is bit chewy and so flavourful. I have used mixed falvours in each cookies i could taste all the individual flavours in that cookies.

You could used mix of colours/flavours in a single hole too to get different tint for the colours. I have used here green apple, berry, mango and cola flavour for my cookies. You could use the flavours and colour of your choice.

Candy Cookies

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 25-30 nos

All purpose flour/ Maida- 1 ¼ to 1½ cups
Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
Salt- pinch
Butter, softened- 1/2 cup
Sugar, powdered- 1/2 cup
Egg yolk-1 (optional;Vegetarians use 3 tablespoons of milk)
Vanilla essence- 1 teaspoon
Crushed candies/ lollipops (different colours and flavours)- as required

Christmas Cookies

  • Keep the candies inside a polythene bag and crush the candies using a rolling pin. Keep them in separate bowls.
  • In a bowl beat the butter till fluffy and add the powdered sugar and beat well.
  • Now add the egg yolk (optional) and vanilla essence and beat well.
  • Mix all purpose, baking powder and salt together using a whisk in a bowl or pass the mixture through a strainer/ sieve to uniformly mix together.
  • Add quarter cup at a time and mix well like wise add all the dry mixture into the butter and sugar mixture and make a dough. 
  • Using hand roll the dough into a ball. Chill the dough by wrapping in a cling film or wax paper for about 30 minutes. (Divide the dough into two balls for easy chilling process)
  • Once the dough is chilled roll the dough in to a flat sheet using rolling pin.
  • Using cookie cutters of your choice cut the cookies as desired.
  • Transfer the cut cookies on a baking tray lined with wax paper.
  • Now cut the inside of the cookies using desired small cookie cutters or plunger cutters or bottle caps.(This is important not to cut the inside of the cookies before moving into the baking tray, you might loose the shape of the cookie while transfer)
  • Using a skewer keep a hole on top of all cookies to pass the thread over it and hang later on.
  • Fill the cut holes with desired colour or flavoured crushed candies. Donot over fill the candies.
  • Fill the small holes with powdered candies and big holes with small pieces of candy.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 minutes and transfer the cookies and bake them for about 10-15 minutes or the edges of the cookies starts to turn golden.
  • Once the cookies are removed from oven do not remove them from the wax paper. Cool the cookies thoroughly then remove them. (Melted candies takes about 5-10 minutes to cool down and set)
  • Tie with thread and hang on the Christmas tree or tinsel. 
Christmas Edible Decorations

Christmas Cookies