Pie Crust Cookies

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The Simplest Holiday Cookies

Welcome to the third installment in this week’s pie crust series! On Monday we made the easiest, BEST pie crust recipe and Tuesday’s post detailed how to blind bake pie crust, and today I’m sharing my favorite way to use up leftover pie dough with these pie crust cookies! Crisp, buttery, and coated in cinnamon sugar, these simple cookies are so good you may find yourself whipping up some pie dough just to make a batch.

While you could just use these for decoration (like I did on my pumpkin pie), they’re tasty enough for snacking too and so much fun to make with kids! Not too sweet, they’re just slightly addictive–almost like eating potato chips.

If you want to be extra fancy, you could always serve them with my caramel apple cheesecake dip or cookie dough dip for a sweet appetizer. They’d even taste good with melted chocolate drizzled on them! The possibilities for these pie crust cookies are truly endless, and they’re probably the simplest cookies you’ll ever make.

Let’s get started!

What You Need

Besides pie crust, you only need a few simple ingredients you’ll already have on hand:

  • Pie dough. Leftover pie dough scraps or an entire batch of dough will work fine for this recipe. I recommend using a dough that you know is flavorful and buttery to give your cookies the best flavor, like my pie dough recipe.
  • Egg. Any size egg will work–this is for an egg wash, which helps the cinnamon sugar stick and makes the cookies nice and golden brown.
  • Water. Water helps thin the egg wash into a nice, brushable consistency.
  • Sugar and Cinnamon. To add some flavor and sweetness, we’ll sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on them.

Remember, this is just an overview of the ingredients I used and why. For the full recipe please scroll down to the bottom of the post!

How to Make Pie Crust Cookies

These cookies are super fun to make with kids! Let them help you roll out the dough, cut out the shapes, or sprinkle the cinnamon sugar. Pretty much every step of this recipe is kid-friendly!

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375F, preparing a baking sheet with parchment, mixing up your egg wash, and combining the cinnamon and sugar. Then, roll out your pie dough until it’s ¼″ thick.
  2. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes in dough.
  3. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheet and space 1″ apart. Lightly brush each cookie with egg wash.
  4. Sprinkle cookies with cinnamon sugar and bake until light golden brown.
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