A fun, colorful no-bake vintage cookie recipe everyone will love: Church Window Cookies!
Church Window Cookies
With such a clever name, I had to try these church window cookies -- also known as stained glass window cookies, chocolate marshmallow logs, and cathedral windows.
Named for their "stained glass" appearance, church window cookies are made with chocolate, butter, and colorful marshmallows, shaped into a log and topped with coconut.
I also love that these cookies are gluten-free. Cookies for all!
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You need only five ingredients.
CHOCOLATE CHIPS -- Because the marshmallows and coconut add sweetness, I recommend using semi-sweet chocolate chips.
MARSHMALLOWS -- You'll need the "Fruity Fun" mini marshmallows. I found the Jet-Puffed brand of fun marshmallows in the supermarket.
NUTS -- I used chopped walnuts here, but you may also use pecans if you prefer.
BUTTER -- I used SALTED butter in this recipe.
COCONUT -- Find shredded, sweetened coconut in the baking aisle of the supermarket.
It helps to have a baking tray to place your finished logs on to place in the refrigerator.
Use wax paper to roll the cookies into logs.
While our recipes provide both the metric and non-metric amounts, for best results, we recommend a digital scale.
how to make church window cookies
It's easy and fun to make these cookies, and kids may want to help.
step one: melt the chocolate and butter
In a saucepan over low, start to melt the butter. Add the chocolate and melt over low, stirring very well.
When most of the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
step two: mix the chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts
Mix the marshmallows and nuts in a large, greased bowl.
Pour the melted chocolate and butter over the marshmallows and stir well.
step three: shape into logs
Place two pieces of wax paper on the counter. Spread a line of coconut in the center of each.
Divide the mixture in two and shape logs to place on top of the coconut.
The logs should be about 10 inches long and 2 ½ to 3 inches wide.
Spread the rest of the coconut to cover each log.
Roll up the logs in the wax paper. Place on a baking tray or plate and refrigerate at least two hours to overnight.
Cut into slices.
how do you store church window cookies?
How should you store church window cookies?
Before slicing, keep the rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.
After slicing, store in the refrigerator up to 2 to 3 days.