Puzzle Cookie

Make this giant cookie so you can cut it into puzzle pieces, one for each member of your family. As you think about how every piece of the puzzle is important, fitting together to make a whole, top the cookie with fruit that kids in other countries love, such as lychee, mango and papaya.

Puzzle Cookie

Yields9 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Adult help needed.

 2 cups flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
 1 cup sugar
 1 large egg
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 8 oz package cream cheese
 2 cups fruit cut into bite-size pieces
1

Preheat your oven to 350˚F.

2

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3

In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar into a light, fluffy mixture. Then beat in the egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low, slowly add your flour mixture until smooth.

4

Line a baking tray with parchment or waxed paper. Press the dough into a circle or square about ¼-inch thick. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

5

While the cookie is hot, use a paring knife or pizza cutter to slice it into shapes. It doesn’t matter what shapes you pick — they will all fit together!

6

Let the cookie cool. Then frost each puzzle piece with a thin layer of cream cheese and decorate with fruit.

Ingredients

 2 cups flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
 1 cup sugar
 1 large egg
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 8 oz package cream cheese
 2 cups fruit cut into bite-size pieces

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 350˚F.

2

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3

In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar into a light, fluffy mixture. Then beat in the egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low, slowly add your flour mixture until smooth.

4

Line a baking tray with parchment or waxed paper. Press the dough into a circle or square about ¼-inch thick. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

5

While the cookie is hot, use a paring knife or pizza cutter to slice it into shapes. It doesn’t matter what shapes you pick — they will all fit together!

6

Let the cookie cool. Then frost each puzzle piece with a thin layer of cream cheese and decorate with fruit.

Puzzle Cookie

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