Time to eat

Pie Cookies

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I am always trying to think of ways to make thatsmarla moments and with a new family coming over for dinner the other night I came up with this idea. Pie cookies are always something I make every Valentines Day, but this time I imprinted a Welcome with each name of the person that was attending our dinner. It really made the guest feel special and the more I thought about it, you could even use the cookies as a place card for seating! How pretty/ yummy is that! I used pie crust ( you can make or buy) and strawberry preserve from the local farmers market. You can choose any preserve that is your favorite. I have been told it tastes like an adult Pop Tart… YUM.  You can add fresh fruit to the preserve if desired. I hope you enjoy these! The imprint definitely makes a thatsmarla touch. Your guests will notice you went the extra mile to make them feel special; especially with new friends what a great way to make them feel welcome! Here is the link for something similar to what I used for the cutter and personalized name: https://www.amazon.com/Cookie-Imprinter-Customizable-Alphabet-Personalized/dp/B00QTGZHE8 .

Make the names of the people coming with the Cookie Imprinter

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Cut out and Imprint on the Pie Crust ( front of cookie)

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Cut out shape without Imprint (back of cookie)

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Spread the flavor preserve you choose on the cutout without imprint

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Put the tops (the cutout with imprint) on top of preserve, take a fork and push down on edges to create a seal on top and bottom of cookie

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*To create a shine on the cookie, I brushed the top with an egg wash: 1 egg , 1 tsp milk. Mix and brush on tops, make sure you do it thinly, I did mine to thick on one which make the words not show up as well. ( Always learning as I go)

Bake on 350 for 8-10 minutes.

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ENJOY!

*If you recreate these hashtag #thatsmarla and #piecookies so I can see your recreation!

 

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