Because why not bring back an edible version of an old childhood favorite with this fun and easy DIY edible Tetris Cookies that will surely impress your friends.
Every now and then, while scouring the internet to unearth random new crafting gadgets, our inner child sometimes (most of the time) comes out.
And we find something that WE HAVE TO HAVE.
It’s like taking a kid to the grocery store hungry.
And the next thing you know, they’re eating a box of animal crackers when you’re not looking.
All of this to say that we had a similar experience a few weeks ago when we stumbled upon a Tetris cookie cutter set… which we bought… and then proceeded to make DIY Tetris Cookies with.
Technically, there’s no real occasion, and we’re not reinventing the cookie wheel.
We just thought it would be cool to spend a few hours out of our lives making edible childhood nostalgia.
You know, just the usual antics around here.
But it’s okay if you can’t resist serving this at your next birthday party.
Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Tetris Cookies
Fondant or royal icing — We’re terrible when working with royal icing. So opted for the “sugar clay version” also known as fondant instead.
Mini wooden dowel or toothpick
How to Make DIY Tetris Cookies
Step 1 — First, make your sugar cookie batter, and roll it out into an even width.
We used this rolling pin that features measuring bands.
The banks ensure that the dough is the same thickness throughout, which will make a huge difference when it comes to Tetris cookie pieces fitting together!
Step 2 — Next, use the cookie cutters to make a large variety of shapes.
We made about 7 cookies in each shape since our Tetris set came with 7 different shapes.
Then, we let cut dough shapes chill in the refrigerator so that the dough held its shape.
We recommend take the shapes out until right before placing them in the oven.
Step 3 — Bake according to your recipe instructions, and then let the cookies cool completely before decorating.
You’re obviously welcome to decorate these with royal icing, which is much tastier in our opinion.
But we’re not nearly skilled enough to outline and flood a cookie with royal icing.
So we opted for making fondant shapes cut from the same Tetris cookie cutters.
Step 4 — To apply the fondant to the sugar cookie, we brushed on a bit of corn syrup to the back of each piece.
But you can use a thin layer of icing instead if you’d like!
We then used a mini wooden dowel rod to make the little square indentions for the blocks.
How Long Do These Sugar Cookies Keep?
Once each cookie is finished, you can display them or keep them for up to three weeks in the freezer if you’re going to be making them in advance.
Always make sure to store them in an airtight container.
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You’re all welcome to judge me for this Tetris nonsense, but I kind of love it! It’d make for a really cute edible puzzle for the littles, too!
Who knows, I may even be the kid you see eating animal crackers in the grocery store next time. I kid, I kid..
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DIY Tetris Cookies Recipe
- Tetris cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- Mini wooden dowel or toothpick
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
- Fondant or royal icing
- Corn syrup
- Make your sugar cookie batter, and roll it out into an even width.
- Use the cookie cutters to make a large variety of shapes.Chill in the refrigerator to ensure that the dough retains its shape. Only take them out right before placing them in the oven.
- Bake according to your recipe instructions. And then, let the cookies cool completely before decorating.
To decorate the cookie:
- Brush on a bit of corn syrup to each cookie.This helps the fondant stick to the cookie. Or you can use a thin layer of icing instead if you’d like!
- Apply the fondant.We cutout the fondant pieces using the same Tetris cookie cutters.
- Use a mini wooden dowel rod to make the little square indentions for the blocks.
Don’t forget to share your DIY Tetris cookies with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? Find them all right here, with a few desserts to go along with them!