Kids will go crazy for this fun and delicious Puzzle Cookies Recipe! It’s so cute and super simple!
I’ve found that nothing fixes a “boring” afternoon the way baking cookies does. I love having cookie recipes on hand for when it’s a rainy day, the kids are losing their attention spans, or they’re complaining there’s nothing to do around the house.
While cookies are wonderfully delicious, the process of making and baking cookies is also therapeutic in a way! And kids LOVE helping out with it. You can even incorporate hands-on math lessons when baking, because there’s so much measuring involved.
This cookie recipe is extra special because the end product is a fun little puzzle! You can get really creative with this one and use different shapes, decorations, colors, and more!
So let’s get to baking these Puzzle Cookies!
Puzzle Cookies Recipe
Yields 2-3 large cookies.
- 1 cup of melted butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
- ¾ cup of corn starch
- Colored chocolate wafers, melted
Melt the butter. Then, mix the melted butter with sugar and eggs.
Stir in the corn starch until combined. Next, stir in the flour one cup at a time until you have a thick dough. Place the dough in a bag and refrigerate for one hour.
Remove dough from the fridge and roll out between two pieces of parchment paper until dough is ¼ inch thick. Cut out a circle using a plate or a bowl.
Place on a parchment lined tray and bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out a star in the middle.
Using a sharp knife, cut out the “puzzles pieces” around the star.
Allow to cool fully and ice with icing and/or melted chocolate.
Tada! Your puzzle cookie is complete! And you can have lots of fun with this one! Feel free to add decorations and sprinkles! And you can try different color combinations with chocolates and frostings!
And of course, while a star is really easy because of the straight edges, you could totally try different shapes using this same method!
This is a great recipe for the kids to help out on! One batch of ingredients makes 2-3 large puzzle cookies, so you could make each of them a bit different and let each child decorate their own! Or just all work together one one HUGE cookie!