Happy Pi Day!
To celebrate Pi Day, the bibliophile invited everyone over for a Pi(e) potluck. I had planned to go hiking with MB and Indy today to celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday), but the weather did not cooperate. I've never made a pie before and didn't want to drop a fortune on out-of-season fresh fruit, so I needed to come up with something to make for the party, and quick. And then it occurred to me: Pi-shaped cookies!
I was going to attempt to make cookie cutters using this ridiculously cool example as a guide, but in the end I came up with a slightly simpler solution.
STEP 1: Set up stand mixer, passed down to me by my mother during the Christmas baking season. Also known as the savior of my arm, since I didn't have to give myself tennis elbow trying to make sugar cookie dough with my woefully inadequate hand mixer.
STEP 2: Dough is done, hooray!
STEP 3: Trace Pi template onto plastic lid and cut out.
STEP 4: Roll out dough and cut Pi shapes.
STEP 5: Forget that a quiet dog is usually a dog up to no good.
STEP 6: Impress everyone
STEP 7: Use up the rest of the dough and decorate appropriately
STEP 8: Eat cookies
Reading: Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth R. Miller
Playing: the Coraline soundtrack