One of the most polarizing franchises in the horror industry is the Saw Franchise. Love it or hate it, it was a huge part of the horror industry. Just over a decade ago on Halloween weekend, Saw and the character of Jigsaw re-introduced the world to gory torture horror. For seven straight years “If it’s Halloween it must be SAW” was a Halloween tradition. This October 27, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have retaken the Halloween release date with Jigsaw! To celebrate the return of the Saw franchise, we’ve created a new recipe for Jigsaw Sandwich Cookies!
In Jigsaw, “after a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?”
The inspiration for these cookies is fairly obvious. While Jigsaw is the name of the movie, we were actually inspired by the calling card left by Jigsaw. If you aren’t familiar, each victim has a puzzle piece cut out of their skin. We used strawberry jam and Nutella to create a kind of gory and messy filling that would be reminiscent of blood but still remain tasty.
Always trying to spice things up, we are doing this giveaway a little differently than usual. Normally, we give away screening passes for movies, however, this time we are giving away 2 pairs of run of engagement tickets which means you can see Jigsaw, any time during its theatrical run! All you have to do to enter is tell us your favorite Saw movie in the comments below. The winner will be chosen on tomorrow at 5pm, October 27th, so you’ll need to enter quickly! Good luck!
- 1 batch of your favorite Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (enough to make 24-36 individual cookies)
- Strawberry Jam (enough for 1 tbsp per pair of cookies, this may increase or decrease based on the size of your puzzle piece cookie cutter. We used one that was 2 inches at its widest)
- Nutella (enough for 1 tbsp per pair of cookies, this may increase or decrease based on the size of your puzzle piece cookie cutter.)
- Prepare cookie dough.
- Using a puzzle piece cookie cutter, cut out desired amount of cookies (make sure to cut an even amount).
- Bake per instructions.
- Once cooked, allow to cool to room temperature.
- For each sandwich, spread strawberry jam on one cookie and Nutella on the other cookie.
- Put together to create the "sandwich".