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Puzzle Cookies

Annacia *


This recipe was designed for Halloween but would work for any holiday or event with a change of cookie cutters. The kids will LOVE this! This will make 6 "assembled" cookies out of the purchased but you can always share the "pieces". These are really fun to make with the kids and/or grandkids

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6 cookies if using the purchased dough
25 Min
10 Min


1/4 c
all-purpose flour
18 oz
roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or use your favorite sugar cookie recipe which is better and you'll get more cookies)
egg yolks
2 tsp
food coloring


1In a medium bowl knead flour into sugar cookie dough.
Divide dough into 6 (or more) portions.
2On an ungreased cookie sheet, roll each portion into a 5-inch square.
Note: It's easier to use the counter or whatever you normally roll dough on.
3Press a well-floured 3- to 4-inch Halloween cookie cutter into the square (use smaller cutters, if desired).
Carefully remove cookie cutter without removing dough.
4Using a table knife, cut outside portion of square into large puzzle pieces.
5In a small mixing bowl beat egg yolks and water.
Divide mixture among 3 or 4 small bowls.
6In each bowl, add 2 to 3 drops of liquid food coloring or desired amount of paste food coloring in desired color; mix well.
7Brush dough puzzle pieces with different colors of egg yolk mixture.
Apply to cookie dough with small clean paintbrush.
If mixture thickens while standing, stir in water, one drop at a time.
8Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until bottoms of cookies just start to brown and centers are set.
9While still warm, carefully recut pieces with the knife.
Trim edges as needed.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely.

About Puzzle Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids