Make a Cookie Puzzle

Know what’s better than a puzzle? A puzzle that you can eat after you’re done assembling it. This cookie puzzle fits the bill, and it’s a cinch to make. Here’s how:

1. Make up a batch of cookie dough – sugar, chocolate, gingerbread – whatever variety strikes your fancy.

2. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, and place it on cookie sheet.

3. Bake according to your recipe’s instructions, and allow it to cool.

4. Decorate the cookie with icing. Include a secret message, a picture, etc.

5. Let the icing to harden. Then, carefully cut or break the cookie into several pieces.

6. Wrap the cookie pieces up in a box, and present your gift.

The recipient is sure to have lots of fun assembling the cookie puzzle and even more fun eating it.

Variations:

  • Use cookie cutters to cut the cookie into puzzle pieces
  • Instead of rolling the cookie dough out into a rectangle, shape it into a heart, a circle, a letter, etc.
  • Use one batch of dough to make several smaller cookie puzzles

Give Cookie Puzzles As …

  • Christmas gifts
  • Valentine’s Day gifts
  • Kids’ birthday gifts
  • Thinking-of-You gifts
  • Party favors
  • A fun replacement for greeting cards

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