Magic Mirror Cookies

by Jennifer on June 4, 2012

in Snow White Desserts, Sugar Cookies

Surprise! Did you think we were done with Snow White? Me too. Until, I had this idea…

What if I made magic mirror cookies using a stained glass effect? I’ve heard of stained glass cookies before, but I had never made them myself. Of course, I get this idea when I’m knee deep in other cookies for the upcoming week, covered with flour and I have cookie dough under my fingernails. I tried to talk myself out of it. “You can make a similar cookie another time.” I thought to myself. But, would it have ever fit as perfectly thematically than with Snow White? Not a chance. “You already have way too much to do,” I countered. Whatever, the laundry and the dishes can wait – are you going to let household chores keep you from your destiny?! And, how could I argue with that? So, I made them. And, my house is a mess. You’re welcome.


  • Large rectangular cookies with the middles cut out (you can also make different shaped mirrors, such as round or oval)
  • Clear hard candy, crushed. This is not easy to find! I think pina colada lifesavers were the closest to clear I could find. And, alas, I wasn’t going to buy 3 huge bags of candy just to get the one flavor I needed. If you can get your hands on glitter mints, I think they would work the best! They looked awesome on these cookies by Sweetopia. So, I made my own hard candy…and it still wasn’t perfectly clear. Sad face.
  • Grey icing (flood and outline)
  • Silver luster dust, vodka, and a small paintbrush
  • Pastry bags, couplers, and #2 tip

1. Start with your unbaked cookies.

2. Put chunks of the crushed hard candy in the center, right up to the edge.

You want to make sure that, once melted, the candy covers the entire hole in the middle of the cookie.

3. Bake your cookie according to your sugar cookie recipe’s instructions. For reference, I baked mine for approximately 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven and that melted the candy properly. You may need to adjust your recipe’s baking time accordingly.

When they come out of the oven, they will look like this:

Neat, right? If the candy looks too bubbly for your taste, feel free to take a toothpick and swirl the melted candy until the bubbles disappear.

4. Once the cookie cools, outline and flood the frame of the mirror with grey icing.

5. Once dry, add swirly effects to make it look like a fancy mirror.

I didn’t make quite enough grey outline icing, so my piping was a little wonky. It still created a nice effect though! Proof that you can make lovely cookies even if you aren’t a piping master.

6. Allow the cookie to dry for several hours, or overnight. Then, use the wet method of applying the silver luster dust (I used the same technique to make my Hunger Games Mockingjay cookies). Just mix a couple drops of high proof alcohol with your luster dust and paint it on the cookie. If you don’t have luster dust, you can skip this step, but it really does make these cookies more special!

7. Then say, “Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”


I said, “Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”


Ok, I didn’t say they were actually magic. But, they are awesome!

Find more Snow White inspired treats here.




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1 Nicole Burris June 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Very cool my friend! I’ve played with little small details and candy but you took it to a much cooler level!.


2 Jennifer June 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thanks, Nicole! It was a fun idea to try out :) If only I could have gotten my hands on some glitter mints!


3 Carrie's Creations June 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

these ARE awesome!!


4 Jennifer June 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Awww – thank you, Carrie!


5 Carol June 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

These are amazing! How cute.


6 Jennifer June 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thanks so much, Carol!


7 Sue {munchkin munchies} June 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I’ve seen picture frame cookies, but you’ve taken them to another level with adding the “glass” to transform them to mirrors! Genius!


8 Jennifer June 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Awww – thank you, Sue! It is such a neat effect :) I’m definitely going to try again with a truly clear candy!


9 Sweetsugarbelle June 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

Super cooL!


10 Jennifer June 12, 2012 at 8:06 am

Thanks, Callye! I had a lot of fun trying out this technique :)


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