Tetris Poptarts

Tetris PoptartsToaster pastries in bright tetris shapes.

One of the most popular games ever in a thin pastry crust shape, filled with your favorite jam.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening (Crisco works)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
Several spoonfuls of your favorite jam or jelly
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 450F.
Mix the flour and salt together. Soften the butter and add to the flour and salt mixture, along with the shortening. Smoosh around with your fingers until everything is well mixed.

Tetris Poptarts

Add in the water one tablespoon at a time and mix until the dough beings to pull away from the sides and forms into a ball.

Tetris Poptarts

Throw some flour down and roll out the dough until to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out the tetris shapes. Don’t worry about being exact with the shapes. The crimping of the poptart edges will even things out.

Tetris Poptarts

Take one half of the tetris shape and dab some jam along the middle of the shape. You don’t need too much; I used less than a spoonful per shape. After the jelly’s down, place the matching piece on top and crimp the edges.

Tetris Poptarts
Tetris Poptarts

Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about eight minutes.
While the poptarts are cooling, it’s time to make the glaze. To create the glaze topping, add milk to the powdered sugar until the mixture has viscosity of thick syrup. You don’t want it too runny, or else the glaze will run right off the poptart.

Tetris Poptarts

Spoon the glaze onto the poptart. Add the sprinkles of your choice. I added the white frosting outline for a more definitive shape.

Tetris Poptarts
Tetris Poptarts
Tetris Poptarts

Makes six tetris shapes.
Be careful if you’re warming up the smaller shapes in a toaster. Even the commercial version of toaster pastries have been known to cause toasters to burst into buttery balls of flame.

Tetris Poptarts

Feel free to play with your food. That link contains an animated tetris cookie gif accompanied by tetris music. Again, the link is here.

4 thoughts on “Tetris Poptarts

  1. The shapes are really cute and I LOVE your sprinkles jars! But I just had to comment that shortening(Crisco) is trans fat. One of the worst things we can put in our bodies. Perhaps you could replace it with butter or oil.
    Wish you well!

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