For many bakers, it’s all about the homemade pie crust. Sure, fillings like pumpkin, apple and cherry are delicious, but it has to start with a wonderfully flaky crust. What if you could make a dessert that highlights the pie crust in the best way? Pie crust cookies are the perfect fit.
These little cookies come together in no time. They use a pie crust as the base and are dressed up with cinnamon sugar for a touch of spice.
Pie Crust Cookies Recipe
1 homemade or store-bought pie crust2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 tablespoon light brown sugar2 teaspoons cinnamon1 egg1 tablespoon milk
Editor’s Tip: You can choose to make a homemade pie crust for this recipe or use leftover scraps from a day of baking.
Step 1: Roll out the pie dough
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 425F.
Use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough out about 1/4 inch thick.
Step 2: Cut the cookies
Use a cookie cutter to cut circles out of the dough. Transfer each piece of dough to the prepared baking sheet.
Step 3: Brush with egg wash
The secret to golden pie crust cookies is topping the dough with an egg wash before it goes in the oven!
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Brush the tops of the cookies with the egg wash.
Step 4: Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
In another small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Generously sprinkle each cookie with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Step 5: Bake the cookies
Transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Bake for 12 minutes until the cookies are fluffy and the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to finish cooling.
Recipe Variations for Pie Crust Cookies
Sugar only: Not a fan of cinnamon? Skip it. Use only sugar to dress up the top of these cookies.No cinnamon sugar: For a simple treat, brush on the egg wash only.Different shapes: Pie crust cookies can be shaped just like other cutout cookies. Instead of a round cookie cutter, swap it out for other shapes. This is a great opportunity to use fun holiday-themed cookie cutters!
How to Store Pie Crust Cookies
If you have leftover pie crust cookies, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for four days. Pie crust cookies can also be stored in an airtight container or zip-top bag in the freezer for up to two months.
Pie Crust Recipe Tips
Can you make these cookies with store-bought crust?
If you don’t have a homemade pie crust prepped, or you’re short on time, these cookies can be made with astore-bought crust. Roll out the store-bought crust and follow the remaining steps.
Why didn’t my pie crust cookies turn out flaky?
Just as the key to making flaky pie crust is to work with cold butter and cold dough, pie crust cookies should be cold when they’re baked. Chill the dough and cut the cookies right before baking them to ensure a flaky texture. Find more ways to solve common pie crust problems.