Thursday, November 21, 2013

shortbread cookie pies

"easy as pie."
hmmm...
who do you suppose made that saying up? 

i mean, after all these years, 
i FINALLY signed up on FB and it was not easy as pie...

so i do wonder where that saying originated from.
i don't think it was the average person, as pies can be a little tricky to make.
especially the crust part.

and then when you slave over the hot oven to make the pies, and bring them to thanksgiving dinner, and everyone says 
"oh no thank you! i couldn't eat another bite!"
well, then the saying "easy as pie" kinda doesn't make dealing with rejection so easy.

so what about you make something where everyone will actually want a piece, even if their button is popping outta their pants after a huge turkey dinner.

you can say this:
man that is tiny!
let's see how to make these.
and these don't even require the usual crust making.

you can use whatever sugar cookie or shortbread recipe you want. but i like shortcuts and the taste of these cookies.

and there is your crust bottom.
wasn't that easy?

now for the filling.

you'll still have some plain dough left over, and you'll see what to do with that in a sec.
now for the pretty lattice, which is the hardest part when it comes to making these but it's actually still easy.


look! 
you made a cherry pie.
and we still have dough left over so let's make another kind of pie.

i colored a very small amount of dough white (like 2 tbsp or so).

hey now you have cherry and pumpkin pies!

so just bake as directed on the package and...






and look. 
there's more where that came from.
watch out for popping buttons!

now wasn't that "easy as pie?"






28 comments:

  1. You said it ... easy as pie ... but it's a cookie ... no it's pie ... I'm confused ;) I love the way you sliced the cookie ... very cute!!!

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    1. lol Brenda! thank you! my son asked me for a cookie and i was hesitant because i didn't take the pictures yet so i sliced it like a pie to give him a taste and then EUREKA! i really need to listen to my kids more! :>D

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  2. SUPER CUTE! I think everyone would make room for these! I'm definitely pinning this one for next week! Thanks for linking up at Kids in the Kitchen!

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    1. YAY! thank you SOOO much Sarah! if they don't have room for a 1 inch piece of pie, i guess there's no room for anything! LOL :>D

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  3. HA! I've got my idea for a Thanksgiving Day bet with my sons-in-law! "I'll bet you guys 20 bucks I can eat 10 pumpkin pies!"
    These are DARLING!!! I've been eyeballing that baking tin at the store but didn't think I'd use it - now I know I will! Also cute for "teddy bear picnics" with the granddaughters! You know I love all your ideas but this one is really special!

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    1. HAHA you are SO funny J! and quite clever, thinking these can be used for a teddy bear picnic too! you'll have to tell me if you win the bet! lol you can bet on eating 3 whole pies too and go for double! :>D

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  4. These are too cute! And super smart how you made the lattice for the apple pie cookies! You have the best ideas Lisa! :)

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    1. awww Kelley! thanks for being super duper sweet! they were fun to put together and see them so mini-sized :)

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  5. ummm... these are fab! Such a cute idea and they literally look like mini versions of their counterparts! I would definitely make room for these, and a regular slice of pie... and then maybe 2 more of these... woops. :)

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    1. HAHA i won't tell any one nor did i see anything Veronica! shhhh heehee thank you SO much! :)

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  6. Oh Lisa, these really are cute as pie and easy as pie! I love everything in mini form, so no one has to feel guilty eating a whole pie!! :)

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    1. guilty? i am innocent i say (as i wipe pie crumbs off my mouth...) heehee as long as i got you here Kim, everything's great! :)

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  7. These are just so darned cute Lisa! And easy too! LOVE :)

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    1. oh i am SOOO glad you stopped by Trish and like these! thank you ever so much! :>D

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  8. Lisa, these are so great - again! :) Love your posts, what a happy way to start my morning. :) Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Pinning! Have a happy Saturday!

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    1. oh i am SO happy you like these Cindy! we always have so many pies on Thanksgiving so i thought it wold be fun to do cookies this year. at least they are small and not button-popping like the usual desserts. LOL thanks for coming by again! :)

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  9. Oh my goodness, these cookie pies are just too cute!

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    1. thank you Ritchel! the good thing is, you can use your favorite sugar cookie dough to your liking :)

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  10. These are so adorable! What a genius idea! I love the cherry and the pumpkin versions. There's a handmade holiday link party going on over at my blog, Persia Lou, and I'd love if you linked these up. :)

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    1. YAY! all linked up Alexis! i'm SO hapy you invited me and led me to your blog-it's AWESOME! :D

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    1. thank you thank you thank you SensiblySara! i love your comment :)

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  12. Thanks so much for linking up to the Handmade Holiday Party. I'm sharing these on FB today! :)

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    1. YIPPEE YAHOO HOORAY! thank you thank you Alexis!!! i super duper appreciate it! :>D

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  13. Those are so cute! I need to get one of those mini cake pans - such a handy baking item to have.

    I would love for you to share this with my readers at Motivation Monday!

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    1. thank you Barb! it IS a handy pan! i LOVE pans like these and try to make more things outta them than the usual stuff they are made for. i will check out your link party now-thanks again! :)

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. thank YOU for the party again Debi and Charly! :)

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man i am SO thankful you are here and even more so when you comment! :)