Cookie Pie for Pi Day
by Noor Salem
Recently, we shared a delicious raw key lime pie recipe, but if you’re not a big fan of pie, what about a cookie to enjoy for Pi Day instead?
A cookie pie is simply a cookie bar-like dessert, merely shaped like a pie. This is kids and adult friendly alike. Enjoy baking this to share with your co-workers at the office for Pi Day, or at home on a snow day with your children.
Making cookies could not get easier than placing your dough in one pan. This yet mouth-watering, cranberry cookie pie recipe, and you’ll find it difficult to consume unhealthy and excessively sweet processed desserts. This mouthwatering cookie pie combines the tart and sweet of dried cranberries, along with the crunch of walnuts.
It is free of enriched bleached flour, hydrogenated oil, genetically engineered ingredients, refined or artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and various harmful chemicals. Unlike most desserts and pies loaded with an excessive quantity of sugar and unhealthy fats leading you into a perpetual sugar crash, this pie won’t. Coconut palm sugar is an incredible sweetener that does not spike your blood sugar levels nor lead to further cravings. It’s loaded with crucial minerals and vitamins, not possibly ever found in refined added sugars. Give this recipe a try, and feel free to swap the dried cranberries for goji berries for blueberries, or dried wild tart cherries.
The more you begin preparing baked goods at home, the more you’ll realize you don’t need a myriad of chemicals and ingredients for a tasty treat. Additionally, you’ll come to recognize you feel better after consuming homemade goods loaded with healthy fats and natural sweeteners, versus possibly experiencing mood swings, additional cravings, or lethargy after processed treats detrimental to your wellbeing.
- 2 1/3 cup organic unbleached flour (or gluten-free flour)
- 1 ½ sticks organic butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch Himalayan ink salt
- ¾ cup organic brown sugar
- ¾ cup organic coconut palm sugar
- 2 organic pasture-raised eggs
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
- ½-3/4 cup cocoa nibs (or dark chocolate chips 70% cocoa or more)
- 1 cup organic unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1 cup raw walnuts, halves and pieces
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the flour, pink salt, and baking soda in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well combined and fluffy. Don’t overmix batter.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture; use lower speed while mixing. Don’t overmix the batter.
- Fold in the berries, walnuts, and dark chocolate chips (if using).
- Transfer the cookie dough into a 9-inch round spring form pan (buttered).
- Bake for about 20-24 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Allow it to cool completely; slice like a pie.
Enjoy with a scoop of organic pure vanilla bean ice cream topped with fresh raspberries and chopped walnuts (or pecans) for an indulgent treat.
Noor H. Salem is an author, speaker, and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, from Michigan. Noor works with clients in better understanding their bodies and healing with natural foods through her wellness practice, Holistic Noortrition. She presents various workshops, school lectures, group coaching classes, and community lectures on the topic of holistic health. Noor recently published her book, SUNNAH SUPERFOODS, a culmination of life-changing recipes and remedies, with a foreword by Dr. Waleed Basyouni. Her book consists of prophetic hadith, modern research, and delicious recipes, and is in the process of being translated into other languages.