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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pi Day Cookies

Pi Day Countdown

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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15 comments:

  1. I love these!
    I've never seen them before! Smitten Kitchen is a wonderful resource. I've heard of Pi Day, but I guess I never knew exactly WHEN it was... and I don't know WHY because I really like any excuse to eat junk.

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    1. Heather,
      I have OBSESSED over these for months. I don't know why I waited so long to try them. I will definitely make them again, Pi Day or not.

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  2. Pi Day! I had forgotten about this under-rated holiday. Last time I celebrated was in 10th grade chemistry class. :-)

    The cookies look awesome! And I love your little pi design on the top.

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    1. Thanks Roxana! I am all for the underdog...forget the Hallmark-y holidays. Math and science teachers everywhere will back me.

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  3. They look wonderful! How cute.

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  4. Hey Kim, I absolutely LOVE these. I wish I had been more on my game this year to make these. You will be featured tonight on the blog, plus we are giving tshirts to all our features this week. So please email me your shirt size and address so we can send it along! :) YAY!

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    1. Jocie, ~ Thanks so much, how exciting!! ~

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  5. Super cute.
    I'd like to make these very soon

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  6. These look fabulous! What a great idea. I love it! I would love for you to link them up @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com/2013/04/great-idea-thursday-1.html! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. I just contributed to your link-up, thanks for the invite & thanks for hosting!

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  7. These are adorable. Thank you for sharing. Never saw anything like them.

    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-bed-and-breakfast-cherry-crumb-coffee-cake/

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    1. Right back atcha, Sue. That crumb cake looks yummy!

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  8. Can connect with you, Kim. My husband is a mathematician also. :)) Just pinned and tweeted this.

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