Church-Window Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Church-Window Cookies Recipe
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Church-Window Cookies

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"I see two other recipes for these, but this is our version we use every year. They are an absolute hit at cookie exchanges as they are different, not to mention very easy and tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 36 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; mix until smooth and creamy; remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Fold in the marshmallows and walnuts.
  2. Scatter about half of the coconut onto a large baking sheet. Form the chocolate mixture into two oblong logs and lay them onto the coconut. Use the remaining coconut to coat the logs. Refrigerate until the logs are firm, about 1 hour. Cut logs into 3/4-inch slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2008

I love making these cookies for Christmas but I found you HAVE to use MARGARINE instead of real butter. When I used real butter, I didn't get a creamy texture and the marshmallows were really hard to coat. I still haven't found an easy way to apply the coconut evenly but they're still fun to make and even better to eat.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2013

I tried this and I think the recipe needs to be a little more specific regarding what you do after you remove from heat. After following the directions, I read other recipes on this site for the same thing and it says to let cool. Then it goes on to say add marshmallows etc. So the marshmallows melted into the hot chocolate and the windows didn't look quite as they should. It also changed the taste

 

20 Ratings

Dec 14, 2009

I love these! My Mom has made this recipe every Christmas, and now I do too. They look pretty on a tray of assorted cookies. Something I do to make it easier to shape them into logs is to use empty aluminum foil boxes - the bigger size. I line the boxes with plastic wrap, sprinkle coconut on the wrap, then add the chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with additional coconut, close up the wrap and the box, put them in the fridge to cool, and you're ready to slice!

 
Dec 16, 2009

These were so simple to fix and tasted pretty good too. They are very very sweet though. I used unsalted butter and regular milk chocolate chips. The chocolate took a long time to melt over low heat (about 18 minutes) but it also did not melt the marshmallows as I was afraid it would. I don't have a double boiler I just used the lowest heat setting and stirred it often. I left out the nuts due to possible allergies as these were for gift trays. I rolled the logs up in waxed paper and froze them overnight. They sliced easily the following morning straight from the freezer. Thanks for the great recipe. This was the first time I've ever made these and they were so easy!

 
Jan 05, 2010

This is an old recipe my mom used to make in the 70's. I melted the chocolate and butter carefully in the microwave (watched it closely) without any problems. I also recommend letting the chocolate cool a little before mixing the marshmallows in (maybe 5 minutes). I also added about 1/4 cup coconut into the mixture. The recommendation from a previous rating to put them into wax-paper lined empty foil boxes (or cling wrap boxes, etc) worked great. Also, I used semi-sweet chips and they were fine. And I omitted the nuts. Yum!

 
Jan 17, 2008

I love these cookies! So easy to make and they bring back many memories of my grandma making these for me aroung christmas time.

 
Dec 29, 2011

Yummy, enjoyed by all!

 
Mar 29, 2012

I love these! I have made them for years, I originally had them at my ex-mother-in-law's way back in the 70's. Yesterday I made them with Jet-Puffed Fruit Mallows. I think they turned out great and love the banana flavor in them!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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