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Styled magazine

The second issue of Styled magazine is out today! (Styled is an online magazine and it’s free.) I’m so excited to tell you that I have an Autumn project in it! I made pie dough lattice cookies that are meant to sit on top of a mug of hot apple cider. I cannot wait to see the rest of the issue. And this time it’s also available in print through MagCloud.

I took a set of photos showing how to create the lattice that couldn’t fit into the spread so I’m including them here. (Typical, when asked for three photos I send two dozen!) This is something I learned while watching the old Martha Stewart show (memories!), and you can see it on the Martha Stewart site right here. Also a tip for my cookies: once these are cut it’s easier to remove the dough around them than to try to move them one by one onto a cookie sheet. Instead lift up the parchment they are on and slide it onto your baking sheet, I used a cutting board as a sort of peel.

I’m sad to see summer gone, but I’m also looking forward to sweaters and hot cider!

Click through to see the complete pie lattice how-to.

Roll out two rounds of dough, rolling each between two layers of parchment will make this super easy. Cut into strips.

Move the strips apart carefully.

Fold back every other slice.

Lay down one strip of dough from the other section of dough.

Fold the strips back.

Now fold the other strips of down back over the one you just laid down.

Put down another strip of dough from the other set.

Fold the strips back flat.

Continue on like that until you’ve got a full lattice.

Cut out the cookies, and…

… remove the excess dough from around them instead of trying to move them. Ta da! (They are also dabbed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking.)

· comments [72] · 09-7-2011 · categories:food ·

72 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan // Sep 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Hi Susanne,

    I had some trouble with finding the right recipe as well, but I think I’ve found one that works now:
    – 250 grams flour
    – 1 spoon light brown sugar (bastardzucker?)
    – 150 grams butter
    – 1 teaspoon salt
    – 1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Mix the flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Then add the butter and cut it in to small pieces with two knifes. Add 3-4 spoons of water and knead the dough with your hands into a consistent ball of dough. Leave in the refrigerator for one hour and it’s ready to make cookies!
    If the dough get’s too warm it will break easily, so when the strips break when you move them, just put the entire plate in the refrigerator for 5 minutes and the dough will be easier to work with.

    Good luck!

  • 2 Susanne // Sep 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    oh…thanks a lot Susan :o)
    big big thanks all my friends my friends will be surprised and delighted…and i´m happy

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  • 4 Katrina // Oct 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    These cookies are impossible. They look great but I’m lucky to make an asterisk. Has anyone successfully made this design?

  • 5 megan // Oct 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Katrina – The cookies in the photos are cut with the largest of the Ateco set of cutters, so they are 3 and 5/8ths of a inch. I cut each strip just over 1/2″ wide. They take a little care but I promise they are doable!

  • 6 Jakki // Oct 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    omg this is sooo CUTE!!! Would make the perfect applie pie in a mug. :)

  • 7 Inspiration: Red « Le Petite Hoot // Oct 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

    […] I love the red mugs, the auburn cider, and the smoky hued cinnamon sticks. And how cute are those lattice cookies topping the mugs! I can imagine a scene like this taking place on those quiet days after Christmas has passed. As you’re winding down and relaxing in the calm that follows the hectic days leading up to, and including, Christmas day. There’s no driving around in traffic led by frantic drivers, no more shopping (last minute, if you’re like me!). It’s just you, the newest craft book you received for Christmas (if you’re also like me), warm socks covering your toes, and the soft lull of Christmas music filling the house. Can you feel it? Image found here. […]

  • 8 Nejla // Oct 20, 2011 at 8:46 am


  • 9 Nejla // Oct 20, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I will make the Turkish version with turkish tea ;)

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  • 11 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids // Nov 11, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Those little cookies are just about the cutest things ever! Made my day!

  • 12 Leftover Experiment Night « the.sunflower.girl // Nov 14, 2011 at 3:10 am

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  • 13 Pam // Dec 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Super Job!! High 5!!

  • 14 Melissa // Feb 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you! I made these for my daughter’s 1st “cutie-pie” themed birthday! They were a hit- and so easy & fast to make!

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  • 16 Azin // Mar 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    i am so in love with this…. very adorable !
    may i ask you how do i make the dough ? non of your links in above working… could you help me please ? :)

  • 17 Jane S // Jul 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I found the magazine doing a google search. This recipe uses an actual pie crust(no recipe), brush with egg white & sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar. Bake 400 @10 min.

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  • 20 Patricia // Dec 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I love these covers, they would be great for Christmas time as mug toppers for any drinks.

  • 21 Susan // Dec 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Used these wonderful little things for indivual apple pies I made in ramakins………..peeeerrrrrrrrrfect

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