Puzzle Cookies

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 32mins


  • 18
    ounces roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or use your favorite sugar cookie recipe)
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 2
    teaspoons water
  • food coloring


  • In a medium bowl knead flour into sugar cookie dough.
  • Divide dough into 6 (or more) portions.
  • On an ungreased cookie sheet, roll 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the knife.
  • Trim edges as needed.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely.