What you’ll need:
2 rolls refrigerated cookie dough
Small cookie cutter(s)
Frosting, peanut butter and jelly, preserves, or other toppings
Whip cream or ice cream (optional)
When you make cookies you can try all sorts of things to give them a beautiful look for a special occasion. You can frost them, write on them, or turn them into pops. But for a really special occasion, one where you need an elaborate dessert, cookies can come to the rescue. You don’t think cookies are fancy enough for your dinner or party? You’ll change your mind when you make pie cookies. They’re cheap, really easy to make, and they can be different each time that you bake them.
Pie cookies are so pretty and so yummy. When your guests see them they’ll think that you had a bakery make them especially for the party. But you’ll find that the making of them is not much more difficult than baking regular cookies. You’ll actually have to make two batches of cookies and then you’ll assemble them into the pie that you desire the most.
Refrigerated cookie dough comes in several different flavors and makes it simple to create pie cookies. Sugar cookies work especially well to create the pretty desserts. Roll out the entire roll of the dough and then cut it into a large circle shape. Lay the dough on a baking sheet. Cut the giant cookie as you would a pie, cutting at least 8 pieces, but cutting as many as 12. Leave the cookie pieces where they are, in the pie shape, but make sure they’re not touching each other.
Bake the cookie and let it cool. While you’re doing that, roll out the second roll of dough and shape it into a circle of the same size as the first one. Use cookie cutters to cut a shape out of the top of each one, such as a heart, a circle, or a flower. Cut the huge cookie into a pie shape with the same amount of pieces as the first cookie.
Spread your choice of goodies onto the collective, triangular cookies. You could usefrosting, preserves, peanut butter and jelly, Nutella, or any number of other goodies to create the desserts. Spread the topping fairly thin and then set the other cookie, which has cooled, onto the first one. Position each top triangle on one of the bottom ones and serve as a whole. The slices are already cut – and filled with delicious goodies – so you won’t have to try to cut through crispy cookies and have them crumble. If you want, serve pie cookies toppings, such as whip cream or ice cream.