Cut 1 sticks of butter into 1/2 inch cubes
Place into freezer for 20 minutes
Place 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 tablespoon sugar, and salt in food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
After butter has been in the freezer for 20 minutes, add to food processor and pulse 5-6 times. The goal is to mix the butter into the flour. The cubes of butter should be no smaller than peas.
Move flour mixture to large bowl
Add water to flour 1 tablespoons at a time. Toss with fork. We want to get to the point when you take your hand squeeze a handful of flour, it should stick together. If you need more, use more.
Once this is done, divide into two. Work each half until it sticks together somewhat well and is in a disk. We don’t want the butter to fully incorporate. If you need to add more water, you can, but do so only very sparingly.
Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes
Add 1 tablespoon flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to medium mixing bowl
Peel, core, and loosely chop the apple.
Add apple to flour mixture and mix.
Take dough out of freezer and unwrap
Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit
Get to your zen place. Roll out the dough into 2 separate disks.
Using top large bowl (7 ¼ inches), place on top of dough cut to make good circle for hand pies
Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and put crust disks on top.
Place ½ the apple mixture into each respective crusts.
Chop 1 tablespoon of butter and place on top of apple mixture.
Carefully fold dough over to enclose apples.
Use a fork to crimp the edges.
Use a knife to poke a few small holes in the top of crust to ensure the crust does not inflate in weird and not-fun ways.
Place in oven for 20 minutes. Check to see if crust is a nice golden brown. If it is, remove. If not, wait another 5 minutes and check again.
Allow the pies to rest for 2 hours
Add all ingredients except milk into small dish and mix.
Slowly add milk to mixture and stir after every few drops.
When the mixture becomes a nice, thick, white, glaze, don’t mix any further.
Spread or drip frosting on apple hand pies and allow to set for an additional hour.