strawberry hand pie cookies

May 8, 2013 § 6 Comments

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i’m obsessed with hand pies. and it’s not just about how they taste, i love the name itself and also the idea that they are tiny enough to fit inside your pocket. so i present you with hand pie cookies, this recipe is actually a combination between two cookie recipes, and just a side note here: i sadly do not have a rolling pin in my kitchen currently so i used a half-filled wine bottle to roll out the dough. i also must admit that i get pretty nervous when it comes to dough rolling, but i got through it, you can too!

ingredients:
• 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1 egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• powdered sugar {optional}
• strawberry jam

to do:
1. place flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and stir. beat granulated sugar and butter in a medium bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy. beat in egg and vanilla. gradually add the flour mixture. beat at low speed until a dough forms. {i used a wooden spoon because my mixer is in storage} divide dough in half, wrap. refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

2. preheat oven to 375 degrees. working with 1 portion at a time, roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. cut dough into 18 small to medium circular shapes with a floured cookie cutter, i used the rim of a small spice jar. {if dough becomes too soft, refrigerate several minutes before continuing.} place 9 circles on ungreased cookie sheets. place about 1 teaspoon or less of the strawberry jam on each circle, leaving a 1/8 inch border around the edges. place the remaining circles over the filling, press edges together with a fork. cut 2 to 3 slits through the top circles of the dough. apply a touch of egg wash to the tops. bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly golden. remove cookies and place on wire racks for cooling completely.

3. sprinkle powdered sugar a top the cookies if you wish. i didn’t have my mesh sieve on me so i did my best using a spoon for a “rustic” look :) enjoy!

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