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Glinda’s Crown Jewel Cookies Recipe

Glinda’s Crown Jewel Cookies

Modeled after the gem in Glinda's ornate gilded crown, these sweet cookie treats are as shimmer as the bubbles the Good Witch and her entourage use to float through the Land of Oz.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Rolling pin
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • 2 oval fondant cutters, 1½ inches long and 2¼ inches long
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Spatula
  • Cooling rack
  • White cookie icing
  • Butter knife for spreading the icing
  • Clear decorating sugar crystals
  • Toothpick
  • White sugar pearls
  • Edible gold luster dust (check the cake decorating aisle at large craft and department stores)
  • Small clean artist or pastry brush to apply the luster dust
  • Gold foil candy cups (optional)


If the store bought brand of dough you use is too soft to hold the cookie shapes during baking, you can knead in a little extra flour to stiffen it before rolling it out.

How to make it

1. Heat the oven to the specified temperature for the cookie dough you’re using.

2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to ¼-inch thickness. Use the larger of the two fondant cutters to cut out a bunch of ovals from the dough, and arrange them spaced apart on the lined baking sheet. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions.

Glinda’s Crown Jewel Cookies step 3

3. While the cookies are still warm, use the smaller fondant cutter to score the center of each one to create an outline for the crown jewel, as shown. Don’t cut all the way through. Let the scored cookies cool completely.

Glinda’s Crown Jewel Cookies step 4

4. Working with one cookie at a time, spread icing on the center oval and sprinkle on sugar crystals before it sets up. For a little extra flair, gently press a few sugar pearls into the icing along the edge of oval. Set the cookies aside until the icing hardens.

Glinda’s Crown Jewel Cookies step 5

5. Finally, give the cookies a golden sheen by brushing the edges with edible luster dust. For a festive affair, complete the “crown” effect by folding flattened gold foil candy cups in half and serving the cookies atop the shiny semicircles.