Everyone is playing the cookie game so here's how to make the 'Squid Game' Cookies

Would you win or be eliminated?

Season one of Squid Game on Netflix
(Image credit: Netflix / YOUNGKYU PARK)

Squid Game has taken the world by storm. The Korean Netflix thriller has us all enthralled, with fans already asking if there’s going to be Squid Game Season two. But there's another thing everyone wants to know right now: how to make the Squid Game cookies so you can play at home.

If you are yet to watch the show, the series sees people struggling with debt being offered a chance to change their lives. All they have to do is play six games from their childhoods and if they win, they get millions in prize money. But gamers soon realize that if they lose, they die.

Fans have been asking if the Squid Game is real, as well as the rest of the games—and the cookie game, in particular, is really easy to re-create.

Season one of Squid Game on Netflix, here we see Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) playing the Dalgona cookie game

(Image credit: Netflix / YOUNGKYU PARK)

The second game played in the series is probably all over your socials right now with fans trying to replicate it. Players are given a traditional South Korean candy, ‘Dalgona’, which is a caramelized cookie made from sugar.

They are given the Dalgona with a shape pressed into it and they must free the shape, using only a needle, from the rest of the circle cookie, without snapping the shape. And did we mention that Dalgona is extremely fragile?

Fans have been trying their hand at the very delicate task, to see if in the game they would win or be ‘eliminated’. So how do we make them?

How to make the 'Squid Game' Cookies


How to make the perfect dalgona candy from the squid game

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As TikTok user @saifshawaf shows us in a video that has over five million likes, all you need to do is:

  • Heat sugar in a pan until it starts to caramelize—carefully sugar gets really hot!
  • Add baking soda and stir it in
  • Pour onto a baking sheet and flatten into a circle
  • Use a cookie cutter to press a shape into the surface
  • Wait for your Dalgona to harden
  • Then grab a needle or toothpick and try to separate your shape from the rest of the cookie

One to add to our TikTok recipes bookmarks... Give it a go, and see if you’d make it through the Squid Game

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.