Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Pi

I just wanted to wish you all a happy Turkey Day.  I brought the Pumpkin Pi.
{Yes, I went there.}

These are super, super simple can whip them up in a jiffy and surprise your Thanksgiving crew, or favorite math teacher.

PS...this idea was inspired by an actual Pi carved pumpkin found by my friend Amy on Pinterest. I.Heart.Pinterest.

To make Pumpkin Pi cookies, you'll need:
Use a #3 tip to outline the pumpkin and stem in black icing.

Let the cookies sit at least 30 minutes-1 hour to prevent the black from bleeding.

Thin the orange icing with water to the consistency of a thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dish towel and let sit several minutes.  Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop air bubbles that have formed on the surface.  Transfer to a squeeze bottle.

Flood the pumpkin with the thinned orange icing.  Use a toothpick to guide to edges and pop large air bubbles.

Use a #2 tip to fill in the stem of the pumpkin in green.  (You could also thin and flood here, but I like the "textured" look of the stem in piped icing.)

Let the cookies sit at least one hour.

Use a #5 (or #7) tip to pipe on a pi symbol on the cookies.

Let dry uncovered 6-8 hours or overnight.

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love and laughter...and lots of pie (or PI!)  I'm thankful from the bottom of my heart for each and every one of you.  Thank you for reading my ramblings, supporting my sugar habit, and going along with my goofiness.


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