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My husband brought home some pie from his office party the other day. He said it was “extra”. Now, I don’t know how something as delicious as pie gets left over. When I asked, he explained that the dessert table at the company Christmas party was overflowing. And it got me to thinking, does this happen to anyone else, and… what can I do to re-invent the pie?
Well, here’s my solution, I can honestly say that using the insides of a pie is a brilliant idea for window cookies. Now, I’m talking fruit pies. I would not try this with a cream pie for fear that it may not hold up very well, but a fruit pie? Well, it’s just amazing! The image below is not a mirage — that is a cookie with a fruit pie inside. Yes, innovation by a mommy baker. My mom always told me, “If you dream it – you can create it” and it’s true!
Now, this sugar cookie cutout recipe is one I’ve been making for years. It makes the most buttery, flavor-filled Christmas cookies ever. I’ve seen and even tried cookie recipes with corn starch added. And well, even though they hold their shape nicely, they do not taste as good as this recipe. With the right technique, this recipe also makes perfectly formed sugar cookie cut-outs every time.
The bonus on this window sugar cookie cut-out recipe, and the one ingredient that will surprise your guests is Razzleberry Pie. It’s a Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pie filled with the delicious flavors of sweet, juicy blackberries and ripe, red raspberries. For this cookie recipe, you’ll take the Razzelberry filling out of the pie and use it to go in-between your cookies. You can see the pie ingredient through the window. Plus you get my free printable gift tags. You can use them to gift your cookies or to label any gift that needs the recipient’s name. There are over 50 gift tags in all. Merry Christmas HappyandBlessedHome.com readers!
Now, this recipe is not limited to Razzleberry. You could use it with any other Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies (the fruit pies) including: Dutch Apple Pie, Lattice Peach Pie, Cherry Crunch Pie, and Lattice Apple Pie. Doesn’t Cherry Crunch Pie sound good? I think I need to make my next batch with cherry pie. Yum!
Ingredients for Razzleberry Pie Window Sugar Cookie Cutouts
- 1 ½ Cups Butter (3 sticks) softened
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 TSP Vanilla
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- Colored sugar, sprinkles and/or cookie icing
- 1 Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies – specifically their Razzleberry Pie
- 1 Can of Reddi-Wip® whipped cream (to top your accompanying drink)
Baking Supplies Needed:
- Parchment Paper
- Rolling pin
- Hand mixer (or stand mixer)
- Mixing Bowls and Measuring Spoons
- Cookie Cutters – some large and others small enough to fit inside the larger ones
- Scissors, printer and curling ribbon for adding gift tags
Directions for Razzleberry Pie Window Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Step 2: Combine butter and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Scrape down sides if necessary.
Step 3: Add ingredients. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
Step 4: Add flour. Add flour; mix on low until just blended (dough will be soft)
Step 5: Form the lump of dough into large disk and place it on parchment paper (it might be easier to break the dough into smaller parts and start with smaller discs). If the dough is too flaky you can add water (1/4 teaspoon at a time), if it is too gooey you can add flour (1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon at a time). If the dough is too soft you can refrigerate for 15-20 to firm it up a bit.
Step 6: Roll out the dough. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and roll out dough to ¼ to ½ – inch thickness with a roller. The best way to do this is to be sure the dough stays sandwiched in-between the two pieces of parchment paper.
Step 7: Cut shapes and decorate. Remove any dough from the parchment paper that is not needed to create the cookie. If you try to remove the cookie from the parchment paper to a baking sheet, you may lose some of the cookie’s shape. I always try to plan to peel away the dough I’m not using so the cookie shape stays completely intact. You also want to pair your cookies – you need one top and one bottom for each window cookie cut-out.
Add sprinkles before baking if desired. If you’re making window cookie cut-outs, you want to only sprinkle the top layer for the pair of cookies. Put the sprinkles on top of the cookie with the hole in it.
Step 8: Decorate with cookie icing. Cookie icing can be added after baking. To decorate these wreaths, I used yellow cookie icing. I added some sprinkles to a shallow plate and then dipped the cookie into the sprinkles frosting side down. With a gentle press I was able to pick up sprinkles on both the star cookies and wreath cookies using this technique.
Step 9: Bake. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Keep an eye on your cookies as ovens vary. The thickness of the cookies will also impact baking time. You may need to rotate the cookie sheet during the baking process to prevent over browning.
Step 10: Assemble. Take the top crust off of the Razzleberry Pie (this assumes you have a Razzleberry pie that has already been baked and is ready to be used for this recipe). Once the top has been removed, spoon the Razzleberry Pie filling into a food processor. Pulse the pie filling until smooth. Once smooth use a knife or spreader to spread some of the Razzleberry Pie filling onto the sugar cookie cut-out bottom. Place the top sugar cookie cut-out (the one with a window and either sprinkles or frosting on it) on top in alignment with the bottom piece. Voila’ – you now have Razzleberry Pie Window Sugar Cookie Cutouts.
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Short Tutorial to turn the Cookies into a Gift or an Ornament
To take the cookies and turn them into a gift or even an ornament, simply place them in a clear treat bag. I used small hour-glass shaped treat bags for this project. Tie a piece of curling ribbon to the outside — sealing the cookie inside the bag. Print, cut and hole punch the gift tags to add them to the treat bag using the same ribbon. Just thread the ribbon through the hole and tie a knot.
You can either tie a bow or use the sharp edge of some scissors to curl the ribbon. When curling ribbon you want to pull against one side of the ribbon gently but quickly against the sharp edge of the scissors. Do not try to out tension on all of the ribbon and be careful not to pull too hard because you’ll strip the ribbon. You may want to practice a few times before trying it on your cookie gift. Be careful with the scissors not to cut yourself while curling the ribbon.
If you want to hang these bagged cookies from the tree, just hook the ribbon with a hook and hang. Do not leave them hanging out for more than two days — you can add them the night before Christmas as ornaments if you like.
These cookies will last about as long as a typical pie (assuming the pie you used for this recipe hasn’t already been out for days). There are no eggs or dairy in the pie filling or crust of Marie Callender’s® Razzleberry Pie so these cookies can be left on the counter (covered) for up to two days and refridergerated another two days if desired. For best taste and crunch, eat the cookies within one to two days of baking. They taste delicious served with hot cocoa topped with Reddi-Wip® whipped cream topping.
Where to find Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies
You can find everything you need to create these tasty Razzleberry Pie Window Sugar Cookie Cutouts at Walmart. For more fabulous entertaining and recipe ideas check out what my blogging friends are creating this holiday season at our Share the Joy of Pie Social Hub. You can also follow Marie Callender’s® on these social media channels:
- Twitter: @ConAgraFoods
- Facebook: ConAgra Foods and Marie Callender’s Meals
- Instagram: @ConAgraFoods
- Pinterest: ConAgraFoods
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