Monday, March 14, 2011

Pie Cookies for Pi (3.14) Day

Well, a little late in the day, but it's still Pi Day.  My pie cookies ended up looking more like crostata cookies than pie, but hopefully you get the idea:)
I used the play dough cookie recipe that I have used a couple of times before. It's a soft bite and a tasty cookie.
They were as easy as pie to make:)  I merely added blue food coloring to some of the dough for the blueberry pie cookies, and red for the cherry pie cookies. I left the pie "crust" as is. I did flute it too, but unfortunately it didn't keep its shape very well.  Hence, the crostata look.

Play Dough Cookies (adapted from allrecipes.com)
* 3/4 cup butter, softened
* 3 ounces cream cheese
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* red and blue food coloring

1. In the electric mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Tint one portion red and another portion blue. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out the red dough and cut with round cookie cutter(mine was 3 1/2 inches) to make a "pie". Pinch off some of the plain dough and roll into a rope for the "crust".  Place it around the edge of the red "cherry" disc, and flute.   Use another portion of the red to make small dough balls for the "cherries".  Do the same with the blueberry pie cookies.
4. Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Makes about 10-12 (3 1/2 inch ) pie cookies.

Linked to:
Tidymom's   I'm Lovin' It Fridays
Inspiration Friday At the Picket Fence
 Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades of Green.

20 comments:

  1. These play dough cookies are so "playful". love your imagination of making the colourful doughs into berries within a cookie dough.

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  2. How very bright ! I imagine that children would love these.

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  3. Awwww so cute! Pretty little pies! Nice, bright colors too :)

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  4. Real cute! Love the colors :)

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  5. These are really cute. The colors would brighten any day. Have a good evening. Blessings...Mary

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  6. I love your ideas, they are fantastic¡¡ Where do you have the time?? sorry for my English¡

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  7. these are so fun, awesome idea!

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  8. You have such a cookie talent :D These are so creative and original, yet another cookie idea I've never seen before!

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  9. Those are so cute. When my oldest son told me they were celebrating pi day on the 8th (because of spring break this week) I thought I should hurry and make something to post, but of course the best laid plans.... I am glad to see you are completely on the ball and turned out something adorable as usual.

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  10. Such a fun idea and great way to celebrate Pi day.

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  11. Oh my gosh! Those are so cute. perfect for pi day (or a summer bar-b-que!!!)

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  12. Sue, my daughter brought a store bought pie for pi day -- this, of course would have been a great idea! They also could bring pizza or cookies for pi day to get the extra credit. So cute! Joni

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  13. These are very fun, well done!

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  14. Ctuest pies I've seen all day. These are darling. You need to photograph your sweet cookies and sell stationary using them. They are all so cute. Each one better than the last.

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  15. Great pie cookies for Pi day! I love the berries!

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  16. This blog is definitely the go-to spot for the best cookie ideas. Another fab recipe, Sue!

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  17. These are so cute! What a clever idea.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe with my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.
    http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/17/soft-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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