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 cookies...you 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.

*mwah*

40 comments:

  1. very clever! happy pumpkin 3.14.... day!

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  2. oh how I love to bake pi! :) these are great, and so pretty!

    Happy pumpkin pi day!

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  3. I love these cookies made ​​for Thanksgiving. It's a shame there is not here that day. Greetings from Madrid

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  4. So creative! I want lessons - in person.

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  5. Your cookie decorating tutorials are so much fun...these could bribe, I mean charm, any math teacher!

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  6. I carved a "pi" sign into a pumpkin for Halloween one year! Love these!

    Also, a pie is round. And the circumference of a circle is pi * r squared.

    Plus, if you turn the letters 3.14 upside down, it kind of spells pie. Coincidence? I think not. :)

    Okay - done with the geekery! :) Happy Thanksgiving Bridget!

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  7. You just made my day! :) I just found out I was supposed to bring pumpkin pie to my daughter's house for the Thanksgiving meal tomorrow. I will now take the cookie dough chilling in the fridge and make pumpkin "pi" !!!! Along with the pecan pies already in the works. Happy Thanksgiving, Bridget!!!

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  8. so cute, a math teachers perfect treat.

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  9. adorable!! i love nerdy stuff like this! nerdy stuff + sugar + butter is even more amazing :)

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  10. See, just another reason why I love you and your blog. You are such fun! I am so thankful that I came across your blog and every post is a visit that just keeps me looking forward to coming back for more. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Bridget.

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  11. Bridget, you ROCK! Since I'm the only one in our house who eats pumpkin pie, I always buy a frozen one and bake the others from scratch. Our grocery store was out of frozen pumpkin this morning. (maybe a good thing) I just bought some egg nog instead.......knowing there might be something good around here to add to it. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you get some of your dad's smoked turkey. I wish I could have some of your dad's smoked turkey:)

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  12. ahhh! I love it. You are so funny :)

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  13. Totally. Awesome. You rock! (I'm a major Pi nerd.)

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  14. happy turkey day to you, bridget! I think it's safe to say that we all love you and love your blog! It is so much fun - thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity & talent with the rest of us! You totally rock!!!

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  15. These cookies are some of the cutest things I have seen in a long time! I love them so much!

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  16. Is that TOO CUTE or WHAT?! You should post this again on Pi Day! :)

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  17. LOVE these! I'll have to show these to my 6th graders when I teach them "pi".

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  18. You are too much! Silly girl with the Pumpkin Pi cookies...love it! Happy Thanksgiving! xo

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  19. Thanks for YOU!!!

    these are too cute Bridget!!

    Happy Turkey Day!!

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  20. that's so cool, my father-in-law thought very clever indeed and he's a hard man to please LOL. Happy Thanksgiving Bridget, hope you have an awesome holiday!

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  21. So fun!

    And, since your cookie recipe, (aka, THE most perfect sugar cookie recipe EVER) freezes so well these cookies CAN be made in a jiffy! I roll, cut and then freeze my "blanks" up to 3 weeks before I need to decorate them and they always turn out as fresh and tasty as they were the day I baked them!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family... Which includes ANYone that loves you!

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  22. oooh this is the most perfect display of nerdiness EVER. Love!!!!

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  23. bridget, these are so cute. perfectly, perfect!

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  24. So cute and clever, Bridget! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! You and your blog are wonderful!

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  25. My husband is a computer geek and thought these were the greatest cookies ever! Thank you for giving us a good laugh and a great idea for a gift!

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  26. I just started reading your blog, and I find it super helpful. I made your turkey-shaped cookies this year, and they came out great, but ran into a little problem. How do you keep your icing from hardening in the piping tips? I had to unscrew the tips and squeeze out large chunks of hardened icing every few minutes. Help!

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  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!!! SO clever. You are always one of my "goto" girls where I KNOW I will find such great ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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  28. Would you recommend trying to pipe the pie in after flooding so nothing sticks out? Do you think it'll ruin the shape if you do???

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    1. I would do them the way shown in the tutorial. :) If you mean "piping in the pi," after flooding, you could do that, but the shape won't be as crisp. Also, doing black wet-on-wet might lead to bleeding. Hope that helps!

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