A cookie puzzle to make at home for Christmas!
As seen in One Lovely Day online magazine by My Little Jedi.
Use your own favourite cookie recipe, or try my Spiced Sugar Cookie recipe below.
Spiced Sugar Cookies
200g unsalted butter
170g caster sugar
30g cinammon sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
400g plain flour
In an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until well combined.
Add the egg and gently combine.
Add the flour and carefully mix until everything comes together.
Bring the dough together with your hands and mould into a disc shape.
Cover dough with plastic wrap and rest it in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
You will also need the following:
1 piece of A4 sized paper
Pink colouring gel
Purple colouring gel
While the cookie dough is resting in the fridge, make a Christmas Tree template on a piece of paper.
Divide template into puzzle pieces and cut each piece out with scissors.
When cookie dough is well rested, roll it out to an even thickness of around 5mm.
Place template pieces onto the dough and cut each cookie puzzle piece out with a sharp knife.
If dough is difficult to manage, pop the rolled piece of dough into the freezer for a couple of minutes, and have another try.
Carefully place cookie puzzle pieces onto a baking tray covered with baking paper.
Cook in a moderate oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow to cool on the tray.
Dust bench or rolling mat with some cornflour and roll out some purple coloured fondant.
Place template pieces onto the fondant and cut each shape out once again with a sharp knife.
Brush each cookie puzzle piece with water and place the matching piece of fondant on top.
Gently roll each piece to fit with a rolling pin.
Gently brush each cookie puzzle piece with edible mauve lustre.
Dust bench or rolling mat with cornflour and roll out some bright pink coloured fondant.
Cut small circles using a cutter, using water to stick them onto your cookie puzzle pieces.
Cut three strips from the pink coloured fondant and add them to your tree trunk cookie piece using water.
Allow cookie puzzle pieces to dry for at least six hours before wrapping.
Cookie puzzle pieces will keep well in an airtight container for up to three weeks…that is, if they last that long!