It seems as if a lot of kids don’t really care for pie and so I was on the lookout for a different dessert idea for the kids that they would enjoy.  A few years ago, I ran across an recipe in a magazine for a sugar cookie that was decorated to look like a pumpkin pie.  I have made that “pie” for my kids every year since then (with a few changes) and it’s always a hit!  Not to mention that it is super simple to make!


a large circular baking pan (I use one that is 16 inches across)

1 box of yellow cake mix

1 T water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 can of white frosting

yellow & red food coloring

a handful of chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 350

Mix together the cake mix, water, oil and eggs

Stir well (by hand is fine)

Dump all of the dough onto the round pan and spread out evenly

Bake in the oven 10-13 minutes or so (until the top starts to lightly brown)

Remove from oven and let cool

Keep the cookie ON THE PAN

Put the whole can of frosting into a mixing bowl and add red and yellow food coloring and mix well until it is the shade of orange that you want to use.

Dump all the frosting onto the cookie and spread evenly

Trim the edges of the cookie with the chocolate chips (to resemble a “crust”)

When it’s time for dessert, simply cut into wedges and serve!  You can even top it with whipped cream if you like to make it more “authentic”.

From my home to yours, may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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