Monday, January 25, 2016

Q-bitz Inspired Cookies - Game Night Snacks


We hosted a game night for a group of our friends, on the weekend.  As I was planning out a few snacks and goodies for people to munch on, I decided it might be fun to bake up a batch of puzzle themed sugar cookies (it's been a while since I've had a sugar cookie project to work on).



Drawing inspiration from our Q-bitz game, I mixed one batch of sugar cookie dough, making half vanilla and half chocolate (recipe here), and cut a quick 4''x4'' square of paper...


...and then wax paper, to use as a template...


...for cutting six chocolate and six vanilla squares...


...marked off and...


...cut into one inch squares...


...which could be quickly cut diagonally...


...or punched out in the center with a frosting tip, to mix and match the colors according to the patterns on the sides of the Q-bitz cubes (making enough flat sides to make the patterns for two sets worth of cubes)


I let them bake together, and then cut them apart while they were still hot out of the oven.


Then, once they had cooled completely, I placed like sides into containers on the counter, along with the pattern cards from the game, and one completed "puzzle" as an example.


The only thing I wish I had thought to add, was a short written instruction, so people circulating through the kitchen could have easily understood the purpose of the cookies.  Not everyone is as use to playing with their food as we are.  However, I had a great time putting puzzles together, and munching on the left-overs the next day.

6 comments:

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Oh my, you have the patience of a saint! What a wonderful edition to any games night (just don't ask me to do it....)

Camie Madsen said...

That is soooo COOL!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

Whoa! This is AMAZING. You have so much fun with cookie dough :)

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Very cool! I love Qbitz, although I don't see myself having the patience to make these cookies.

Karin Huber said...

I love your inspiring ideas! Thank you.

Ticia said...

Oh my, I'm just imagining the time it took to make all of that and the patience! I'm super impressed.

But, I guess it's no different than the time I'll take with sewing something..... Just a different skill set.

Now, I must look into Qbitz, I haven't seen it before.