Get it? Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi...3.14 (for short)...3/14...March 14th...
Ergo, MARCH 14th IS AN EXCUSE TO MAKE PIE, pie cookies to be exact.
I was first introduced to Pi day just last year. To think, I have lived my entire life without the slightest inkling of its existence. My cousin's husband is a math teacher; he makes a big deal about this day with his classes and with his math friends (like any self-respecting math teacher should).
As a display of her camaraderie to her math-loving hubs, my cousin made Pi Cupcakes for his classrooms last year - cupcakes with lattice tops created with meticulously piped frosting. Although I don't have any pictures of her cupcakes, you can find a few similar ones on Pinterest.
I am a little intimidated by pastry bags, frosting tips, and piping techniques. I usually use a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off...I don't think that this would work for those fancy-frosted cupcakes. What to do, what to do?...Pi Day is just around the corner...next Thursday!
Then I remembered these Apple Pie Cookies posted on SmittenKitchen.com last fall.
*sigh* * whew*
Pi Day 2013, here we come!
You can use your favorite pie crust recipe, or prepared refrigerator crust (the brand that the little doughboy pushes).
With the exception of using my food processor to make the crust, I followed the directions as indicated. There are many steps, mostly prep work...don't be scared, you can DO it! These buggers assemble quickly and need to be refrigerated until the entire batch is ready for the oven. For recipe and detailed instructions on how to make these little Apple Pie Cookie, click HERE.
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