07 August 2011

"Pie" Cookies (and more!)



I can't believe it. This is my 100th post.

And, as an added (unplanned but lucky) bonus, I hit 100 followers yesterday on Google Friend Connect.

Amazing, really. I'm speechless.

If you'd asked me a year ago, when this blog was still in my head and not out in the world, would I think I'd make 100 posts, I would have laughed. I probably would have said "Yeah right, what would I have to say for 100 posts?"

I guess I proved myself wrong.

I want to thank you, my readers, for reading my posts. My words. This blog has given me a new passion for something I've loved to do all my life. Now, when I watch Cupcake Wars, I take notes instead of just spectate. Making it to 100 posts is a milestone for me - because this means I know I can make it to 200 and beyond. I'm not doubting myself anymore.

So let's celebrate, shall we?

{Drumroll...}

I'm having my first giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a $25 gift card to Sur la table!

I'll get into the details below. But first, if we're having a party shouldn't there be treats?

How about some pie? I mean cookies? No, wait, pie???


There's blueberry or cherry lattice pie.


Or how about pumpkin pie or banana cream?

A friend of mine introduced me to this method of decorating. She had made "pie" cupcakes at MOPS meeting and showed them to me after. I thought they were the cutest things ever and filed the method away to do at a later time. When I started thinking about this post, I figured, why not use cookies?

I used my favorite sugar cookie and icing recipes (see below). The filling is made from M&Ms.


The pie crust was piped using a #102 tip and the whipped cream was a #18 tip. These were so much fun to make. Even my daughter got in on the fun (and ended up covering her whole pie with "whipped cream" and then the rest of the M&Ms so it was a "do you want some cookie with that icing" pie).


So, now on to the fun part: the giveaway.

**Updated: Giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for participating!**

I love Sur la table. It's my favorite store. I can shop there for hours. (If you've never heard of it, it's a kitchen store very similar to Williams-Sonoma.) Whenever I duck into Sur la table "just to get something quick," my husband knows to find something else to do for a good long while. So I'm giving you some shopping fun in the form of a $25 gift card to my favorite store! (You can use the gift card for online purchases if you don't have a store near you.)

Want to win this gift card?

All you have to do is be a follower or subscriber of this blog and leave a comment below answering the question:

What is your favorite dessert?

Want extra entries? Leave a separate comment here for each entry!

1. Like me on Facebook (and then come back here and leave a comment telling me so).

2. Follow me on Twitter (and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you're a follower).

3. Repost this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, then leave another comment here telling me you reposted. (Please include @crazyforcrust in your tweet!)

Fine Print:
Comments will close Friday, August 12, 2011.  No comments posted after that time will be included. Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced Saturday, August 13th. If you do not have an email address attached to your comment be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Good luck! And thanks for reading for 100 posts!

**Updated: Giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for participating!**

(Note: there is a print link embedded in the footer of this post. Please visit the post to print.)

Sugar Cookies
Ingredients:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1.       Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer (or in a large bowl if using hand mixer). Beat at medium speed, scraping the sides as needed, until well mixed (about 3-4 minutes). Separate dough into 2 pieces and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate about 1 hour, until firm enough to roll.
2.       Preheat oven to 375°. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with desired cookie cutters. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
3.       Bake 6-10 minutes, depending on size of cookies. I find it best to bake one sheet at a time and rotate it 180° halfway through baking. Start your baking time at 3 minutes, rotate, and then estimate about how long they will take to cook. Cool completely.

Frosting
Ingredients:
4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Food color, if desired

Directions:
Combine powdered sugar, ½ cup butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix slowly with a hand mixer, adding enough milk for desired consistency. Add food coloring if you want tinted frosting. Decorate cookies.

To make "Pie" Cookies:
Separate frosting into two bowls. Tint one bowl with brown food coloring and the other with white (for pure white  "whipped cream"). Add to decorating bags. Spread a little frosting on each cookie and top with colored M&Ms for desired "filling." Pipe pie crust edge and lattice with brown frosting or whipped cream with white. Chill to harden.

Source: Recipe from Land O’ Lakes


This recipe will be linked with:
MondayMingle Monday (Add a Pinch), Joy of DessertsTuesday2 Maids a Baking (2 Maids a Milking). WednesdayCast Party WednesdayMade It On Monday (Lark's Country Heart), This Chick Cooks.  ThursdaySweet Treats Thursday (Something Swanky), Chic-and-Crafty (Frugal Girls). FridaySweet Tooth Friday (Alli-n-son).

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52 Comments:

At August 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

Like you on facebook!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

Follow you on Twitter!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

Follow you on GFC and my favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies :)Also-- I'm having a giveaway this week too!! Make sure you're at the party this week...

Ashton
http://www.somethingswanky.com
{Sweet Treats Party}

 
At August 7, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

...and just tweeted your giveaway :)

 
At August 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Kim McCallie said...

I love these! They are so cute! I'll have to make these for my kids - they'll love them.

 
At August 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Katie said...

My fav dessert is ice cream. And I LOVE Sur La Table, too!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Those look totally cute.

 
At August 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I follow you on Facebook.

 
At August 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I'm following you on Twitter.

 
At August 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM , Anonymous Alissa said...

Hi! I follow you on facebook and twitter, and shared your giveaway with all my contacts. My favorite dessert is chocolate mousse. Congrats on your 100th post!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 8:28 PM , Blogger KEP said...

What a cute idea!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Anonymous Chris R. said...

I follow you on Facebook and I love Key Lime Pie!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 9:02 PM , Blogger justjenn said...

I'm a follower of your blog and my favorite dessert is probably ice cream. Although I do have a sweet tooth for just about anything!

 
At August 7, 2011 at 9:03 PM , Blogger justjenn said...

I just "liked" you on Facebook.

 
At August 7, 2011 at 9:04 PM , Blogger justjenn said...

I also follow you on Twitter. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on 100 posts and 100 followers!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 5:12 AM , Blogger Mama J said...

Man, I wish I had a steady hand when it came to a piping bag. These are adorable!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Teri@thefreshmancook said...

These are adorable. I saw your post on Mingle Monday. My favorite dessert is bread pudding! I am a follower!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Teri@thefreshmancook said...

I am following you on twitter!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Congrats on 100! Quite an accomplishment!! I like you on facebook!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:27 AM , Blogger Teri@thefreshmancook said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger erin said...

a FAVORITE dessert? I don't know if I can choose... whatever it is, it is served with ice cream. Like chocolate cake. Or brownies. Or cheesecake! DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger erin said...

I follow you on facebook.

 
At August 8, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger erin said...

And on twitter =)

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts and 100 followers. :-)

These cookies are super cute!

I am a happy regular follower. :-) I love ice cream most of all, even in winter.

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I follow you on Twitter. :-)

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Blogger The Better Baker said...

How exciting to read the big 1-0-0! Your pie cookies are just too adorable to eat. I'm a follower of yours already.

 
At August 8, 2011 at 9:20 PM , Blogger The Better Baker said...

Such an awesome giveaway! I'd love to win...my favorite dessert is cheesecake or cookies.

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

Love your apple crumble recipe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

 
At August 8, 2011 at 11:14 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

Of course I like you and follow you on facebook! I don't twitter but if I did I would totally follow you!

 
At August 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Abby said...

These cookies are too cute!

 
At August 10, 2011 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Angela said...

"liked" you on facebook!! I don't do Twitter sorry:)

 
At August 10, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger schmoopy said...

I like you on facebook.

 
At August 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger schmoopy said...

I don't have a favorite dessert because it depends on my mood so I will break it down. Favorite Cookie: hot chocolate, Favorite Cake: Italian Love Cake. Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate with chopped fresh strawberries and bananas. Favorite Pie: Apple served hot with homemade vanilla ice cream. Thanks!

 
At August 10, 2011 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous Catherine @ Make Myself at Home said...

This is really only 100?! You're an insitution; I thought you'd been around forever! My favorite dessert would have to be a hot fudge brownie sundae. Or a Napoleon. Or a cupcake. Or all 3!!!

 
At August 11, 2011 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Well heck I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cute cookie pies! So glad you linked them up to "Made it on Monday".

Of course I am a follower!
And of course I "Like" you on FB!
And my favorite dessert is CHEESECAKE! :)

 
At August 11, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Anonymous Trinette chow said...

My favorite dessert is mud pie!

Trinettechow@Gmail.com

 
At August 11, 2011 at 3:49 PM , Anonymous Grinders chow said...

Liked you on Fb!

Trinettechow@Gmail.com

 
At August 11, 2011 at 6:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Apple pie a la mode.
Sena

 
At August 12, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Calypso said...

Liked you on facebook!!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Liz said...

I follow with Networked Blogs, and my favorite dessert is tiramisu!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

 
At August 12, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Liz said...

I like you on Facebook!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Liz said...

I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

 
At August 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/FakeGradSchool/status/102202156391731201

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

 
At August 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

Who was the lucky winner?

 
At August 15, 2011 at 12:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i shared your post on my wall. great ideas. can't wait to try the pie cookies for my next family event! hulme3@comcast.net sue Hulme

 
At August 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job!

 
At August 16, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Anonymous Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate said...

Soo stinkin' cute! I have a cookbook that has those pie cupcakes in them and meant to make them as a cute treat for april fools day this year.. mmm... yeah didn't happen. Maybe next year :)

Congrats on 100 posts! Hope I will get that far someday

 
At August 16, 2011 at 3:27 PM , OpenID ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
Thanks,
I hope to see you again!

 
At August 16, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Pssstt... Guess who made the TOP 3 Picks of
"Made it on Monday"....

YOU!

 
At August 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate
You will before you know it!

Thanks for reading! :)

 
At August 20, 2011 at 1:16 PM , Anonymous Lisa Ski said...

These are adorable. And they look easy -- even better! Can't wait to make them with my daughter. :) Now following Crazy for Crust on Facebook & Twitter (The Happy Acorn on both).

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Lisa Ski
Thanks! They are easy for sure. I hope your daughter likes them!

 

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