Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween Puzzle Cookies

This is a great recipe to make with your kids. I came across this in a newsletter that I get emailed and thought I would pass along. It's from the Better Homes and Gardens website if you want to check out other halloween recipes they have. Enjoy =)


  • 1/4  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1  18-ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 2  teaspoons water
  •   Food coloring


1. In a medium bowl knead flour into sugar cookie dough. Divide dough into 6 portions. On an ungreased cookie sheet, pat each portion into a 5-inch square. Press 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. Using a table knife, cut outside portion of square into large puzzle pieces.

2. In a small mixing bowl beat egg yolks and water. Divide mixture among 3 or 4 small bowls. In each bowl, add 2 to 3 drops of liquid food coloring or desired amount of paste food coloring in desired color; mix well.

3. Brush 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.

4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until bottoms of cookies just start to brown and centers are set. While still warm, carefully recut pieces with cookie cutter and knife. Trim edges as needed. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely. Makes 6 puzzle cookies (24 servings).
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1 comment:

Barbara said...

When I'm feeling blah, i love to visit this site. It always looks so refreshing and delicious. I think me and my daughter need to make some cookies so we can reconnect on another level. I feel lately as if I am losing her to her friends. Shes 14..omgoshh such a scary age. Have a great day.