Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cherry Pie Cookies.....and a Tutorial Too!!

Would you like some pie?

Best thing about a pie cookie is that you can eat the WHOLE thing!
(You don't have to share!!)

I've always loved cookies that look like food.

Ever since I first saw Ali Bee's pie cookies, I've wanted to make these myself!

I've done chocolate cream and pumpkin, but I hadn't yet tackled fruit pies.

Want to make your own?

Tutorial Time!

Bake round cookies using your favorite recipe and mix a batch of royal icing.

Thin some of your icing to a 20-second consistency and color it a 'fruit' color.
I used dark red for this cherry pie, but you could make blueberry or apple too!

(I almost always refer to Sugarbelle's color chart when I mix a custom color!)

Pipe a circle about 3/8 of an inch inside the edge of your cookie.

The space you leave will be how thick your 'outer crust' will be.

Make some cherry shaped blobs with some space between them.
(highly technical, I know)

These are all different sizes and shapes.
Some the size of peas...all the way up to the size of a dime.

Set that cookie aside and let it dry about 20 minutes or so.

Then....do the same thing all over again.
Make some cherry shaped dots, let dry, repeat until full.

Let those dry!

Now the Crust!!!

The top and side crust are both made with piping consistency ivory icing.

I used a 301 tip for the lattice strips.

Its a small flat tip, kind of like a basket weave without the grooves.

I've seen it called a 'calligraphy' tip, but I've never actually tried it for writing.

First one direction...

....then the other.


I liked that the lines are all bumpy like a real pie!

Now, how you feel the edges of a pie should look really depends on your family.
Some people just fold it over on itself, others make a little ruffle.

My grandmother used a fork to crimp the edges of her pies, 
so that's what I wanted to re-create.

This is a 101s petal tip.

I held the cookie in one hand and made a smooshed ruffle,
making sure that the crust met the filling.

Then set it down veeeeeeerrrrrrrry carefully.

Let it dry really well.

Overnight would be best.

Look....it's a pie!!!

It still looks a bit....raw.

When my grandmother baked a pie it was all shiny and golden.
They never looked pale like this!

Nothing a little painting can't fix!

I can never remember if she used milk or an egg-wash,
so I used Vodka!!!!

Mix a bit of vodka (or water, or vanilla extract) with a bit of warm brown food coloring...

...and paint it on just like you would before you would bake a pie.

No need to be careful.
Just get your brush wet and brush over all the crust!

That's better!!!!

But now comes the real debate.

Do you prefer whipped cream or ice cream on your pie?

Or both?!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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  1. Adorable, I need to give these a try before the end of summer. Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial :)

  2. These are adorable! I just pinned them! My son is a cherry pie-aholic. He would love these!

    Happy Baking!

  3. Absolutely so adorable! Love them!

  4. What an incredible work ! Congrats, they are wonderful.

  5. Simply fantastic! You really make it look soooo simple, but I'm a firm believer that mine would NOT look like yours! That's just fine though, cuz I love just staring at yours!! Beautiful!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  6. Amazing Liz! They are beautiful and the painting makes them look real!!

  7. Absolutely darling, Liz! You make it looks so easy :)

  8. Oh my gosh! These are so cute!

  9. I love these so much! The painting is the perfect finishing touch!

  10. oh my gosh OMG that's alli
    kept saying as i scrolled down.
    you really should be on TV
    and this one belongs in a magazine.
    carol perks

  11. Love these, Elizabeth!! There's so much dimension on one cookie! I just picked up a 301 tip from a Wilton writing set, too. I can't wait to give it a try.

  12. Wow. I am in awe! How did you DO that?! Not sure I could pull it off! It would look like one of those Pinterest fails if I did, lol! What a darling idea, thanks for sharing! I love it!

    ~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

  13. I love this idea! Now I need to save my pennies to buy cake decorating tips to try this out! Thank you for sharing. :)

  14. These are the cutest cookies I've ever seen. What a labor of love...almost too pretty to eat.

  15. These are adorable and such a creative take on cookies. Pinning and sharing on FB and a twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

  16. Ok those are just too freaking cute!

  17. Wow- these are precious! You are so creative, it wouldn't have occurred to me to make pie on top of cookies. Wouldn't these be a sweet favor to give at an event (wedding or other) where the main desserts were pies? Love this!

  18. Seriously, so adorable. I never would have thought to do this!

  19. hi Lizy
    These look way to good. What a creative idea. I've gotta give this a try. Thanks also for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop today. It is wonderful to have you join us. I'm also your newest follower via GFC and Bloglovin. I've enjoyed visiting you.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  21. So cute! This would be great on a larger scale too, as a cookie cake put into a pie plate.

  22. you rock my cookie world my friend. Love these! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. I featured you on facebook xo

  23. Hello! Just stopping back by to let you know that I will be featuring these at tomorrow's Marvelous Mondays party. Have a great evening!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  24. Amazing! I'm blown away by how cute these cookies are! : )

  25. These are super cute! Never seen anything like them. You are really talented!
    Stopping by from The Crafty Blog Stalker Link Party

    ~Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

  26. Wow! Those are amazing! You are really talented, great tutorial too!

    Tia from http://www.TheCraftyEngineerx.etsy.com

  27. Wow this is such a cool and amazing idea! I've never had pie but this is definitely one I'd eat!

  28. Lizy, These are so beautifully done! What a creative way to use a simple round cutter.


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