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Mini Cookie Pies

December 11, 2013


This recipe is AWESOME for parties of all kinds. These pies are out of this world and look like they took a lot of effort, but really it couldn't be more simple. 
You'll need a muffin tin and a rolling pin. Unless you buy pre-made pie crust, then you just need a muffin tin! ...and bowls, spoons, measuring cups, an oven... your hands...you get it.

Ingredients

Pie Crust (keep in mind this will make about a dozen mini pies):

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup earth balance buttery spread
pinch of nutmeg
ice water

Pie Filling:

2 flavor of cookie dough (I used our Chocoholic and Chocolate Chip)
Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (it's like Nutella, but it's vegan and I'm in love with it)
1 cup or more of chopped walnuts or whatever nut you want to use!
Extra chocolate chips if you want to make different varieties

Directions

For the pie crust, mix all the dry ingredients together.  Then add the earth balance and cut in with a pastry cutter or 2 knives (that's what I use) until the dough resembles course sand. Then add 2 Tbsp of water and combine with your hands. Add more water (one Tbsp at a time) as needed, but you don't want to add too much. There should still be a bit of flour on the bottom of your bowl that you need to press into the dough. Once finished roll the dough out and cut into smaller, about 6 inch squares to fit into the creveses of your muffin tin. Line the muffin tin with the pie dough and put in the freezer until your ready to make your mini-pies.

For the pies, Preheat the oven to 350F. Layer cookie dough about 3/4 the way full for each mini pie shell using any flav you like (I used Chocoholic Chip and Chocolate Chip, but this would be awesome with any flavor, really).  Then add Justin's chocolate hazelnut butter and chopped walnuts to top off the pies.
If you want to make different varieties (as pictured below) just reverse the layering and top with chocolate chips! 
Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in a pie.

Let cool and eat them up! Store in a sealed ZipLoc container to keep fresh ;)

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