hand pie cookies

Happy pi day! These cookies are too cute! They are like mini hand pies, but have the nice crunch of a cookie. The dough is strong enough to be packed with filling like a little present, but still not overly tough to bite into. They were originally part of my Christmas baking marathon, and honestly turned out to be one of my favorites. My favorite filling combo was probably the dark chocolate tahini, a nice break from all the overly sweet desserts from the holidays. I love the flavor the olive oil adds and it makes for super easy assembly. It won’t be 3/14 for long, so get baking! (Although I also think they’d be a great Easter treat)

  • 350 g AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 115 g cold vegan butter/ coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp flax seed + 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • filling of choice (see tips below)

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter/ sharp knife/ fork, incorporate vegan butter until texture is crumby. In a small bowl, whisk flax mixture, oil, and water until combined. Add to crumb mixture, and use a wooden spoon to form a dough ball. Split ball into 4 sections and roll into 4 small disks. Wrap in plastic and place in fridge until 5 minutes before ready to roll (wait at least 2 hours). Preheat the oven to 375 F and line 2 baking sheets. Use a large glass/circle cookie cutter to make circles until you run out of dough. Place about a tsp of filling in each. Fold over and use a fork to seal the edges. Alternatively, line the edges with water, fold, and crimp the edges. Place on baking sheets and bake for about 18 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to fully cool.

Filling Options:

  • 3ish dark chocolate chips+ drizzle of tahini
  • vegan nutella
  • jam
  • pie filling
  • nut butter

Tips/Things I Would Change:

  • Make sure you get a good golden brown on the cookies when they bake, it makes the texture and flavor better
  • Dust with powdered sugar once cooled to hide any imperfections or to add a touch of sweetness
  • The dough is pretty elastic, so feel free to fill the cookies up

These are also great for me to use one of my favorite Christmas gifts, shoutout to Caitlyn!

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