Church Window Cookies

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A classic American treat, Church Window Cookies are the perfect no-bake cookie for your Christmas cookie tray. Looking like stained glass windows, these cookies are candy-like with a tasty combination of chocolate, walnuts and marshmallows with a shredded coconut topping.

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No Bake Church Window Cookie Recipe

These Church Window Cookies are a simple and delightful treat for kids and adults alike! They require no baking, which is always a bonus. The cookie base consists of chocolate and butter, filled with mini pastel marshmallows and walnuts, and rolled in shredded coconut. After chilling, they are sliced and ready to enjoy. As beautiful and they are delicious, these cookies are perfect for any holiday or special event. Be sure to also check out our Stained Glass Cookies as well.

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What You’ll Need

  • Semisweet chocolate chips and Butter is the base of the cookies
  • Pastel mini marshmallows make the glass of the church window cookies.
  • Toasted walnuts and Shredded coconut give the cookies their texture and flavor.

How to Make the Church Window Cookies

  • Make the base: Melt chocolate chips and butter in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat and let it cool enough to not melt the marshmallows.
  • Add the extras: Add the marshmallows and walnuts and stir to combine.
  • Spread and roll: Spread the marshmallow mixture between 3 pieces of parchment paper or wax paper. Use the paper to roll the mixture into logs. Roll the logs in coconut and let chill for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  • Slice: Remove from the refrigerator and cut into 1/2-1 inch slices. Serve.

Tips and Tricks for Church Windows Cookies

  • Feel free to customize your cookies according to your taste. Instead of walnuts, you can switch to other nuts, like peanuts, cashews, or pecans if you prefer. You can also omit the coconut.
  • Regular mini marshmallows work just fine for this recipe in place of colorful mini marshmallows.
  • For an extra festive touch, feel free to add sprinkles to your Church Window Cookies. They’ll not only add a pop of color but also a bit of extra sweetness and texture to your cookies.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of chocolate. Milk, dark, or white chocolate can all work well in this recipe and add a unique flavor twist to the cookies. Just make sure to use good-quality chocolate for the best results.
  • These cookies are perfect for any holiday or special event, but don’t limit yourself to just those occasions. They make great treats for any time of the year.

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How Should I Store Church Window Cookies?

To keep your Church Window Cookies fresh and tasty, make sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for up to a week. These cookies can also be stored in the freezer. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place wax paper in between the layers in a freezer bag or airtight container.

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Church Window Cookies

A classic American treat, Church Window Cookies are the perfect no-bake cookie for your Christmas cookie tray. Looking like a stain glass window, these cookies are a tasty combination of chocolate and marshmallows.
Servings: 48
Prep: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter sliced
  • 10 ounce pastel mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • In a large saucepan over low heat melt your chocolate chips and butter until just melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. You want it still melted but not hot enough to melt the marshmallows.
  • Add the walnuts and marshmallows to the cooled chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  • Separate the mixture evenly between 3 pieces of parchment paper.
  • Using the parchment paper shape the chocolate mixture into an 8-10 inch log.
  • Roll them carefully in the shredded coconut.
  • Wrap the parchment paper around the logs and place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • When ready to serve remove from the refrigerator and slice into ½-1 inch slices.
  • Serve!

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Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg