Try This: Pie Crust Cookies

Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute!It wasn’t until adulthood that I truly came to appreciate the buttery, flaky deliciousness that is pie crust! I wish I could go back in time and eat all of those crusts I left behind in my childhood. Though I suppose it’s not too late to make up for those lost crusts!

This is a super simple cookie idea that you can whip up before entertaining guests, or you can freeze a batch so you can always have a pie crust cookie on hand in case of emergency. You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout.

Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute!Ingredients:
2 store-bought pie crusts
apple butter or any pureed preserves
one egg
crystal sugar for sprinkling

One box of pie crusts (2 crusts) yields 7 large (4″) cookies.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step One: Roll out your pie crust and cut out circles. Gather the scrap crust and re-roll it to the same thickness. Try not to overwork the scrap pieces too much.

Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute!Step Two: I was able to get fourteen 4″ circles out of two store-bought pie crusts. I spread homemade apple butter onto 7 of the circles. You can use any preserve you want, but if there are chunky fruit pieces in it, you will want to puree it first. Don’t overfill the circles with preserves, or the filling will bubble up and cook over while baking.

Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute!Step Three: I cut out holes into the other 7 circles using my fun fall-shaped mini cutters. I placed those cut-out circles onto the apple butter circles and sealed the edges with the end of a mixing spoon.

Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute!Step Four: Beat 1 whole egg to brush over the top of each little pie cookie. Promptly sprinkle with some crystal sugar on top and pop those puppies in the oven!

I baked my cookies at 375°F for 20 minutes, but since your cookie sizes may vary, I’d recommend setting your timer for 15 minutes and then letting them bake until they are golden brown around the edges.

Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute! Pie crust cookies— so easy and cute!The cookies are just a little bit sweet and perfectly flaky. So perfect to enjoy with a hot cup of apple cider! I’d also love a cherry pie cookie atop some hot cocoa. A great treat for a night of holiday decorating! –Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.

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Pie Crust Cookies

Servings 12

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 store-bought pie crusts
  • apple butter or any pureed preserves
  • one egg
  • crystal sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Step One: Roll out your pie crust and cut out circles. Gather the scrap crust and re-roll it to the same thickness. Try not to overwork the scrap pieces too much.
  • I was able to get fourteen 4" circles out of two store-bought pie crusts. I spread homemade apple butter onto 7 of the circles. You can use any preserve you want, but if there are chunky fruit pieces in it, you will want to puree it first. Don't overfill the circles with preserves, or the filling will bubble up and cook over while baking.
  • I cut out holes into the other 7 circles using my fun fall-shaped mini cutters. I placed those cut-out circles onto the apple butter circles and sealed the edges with the end of a mixing spoon.
  • Beat 1 whole egg to brush over the top of each little pie cookie. Promptly sprinkle with some crystal sugar on top and pop those puppies in the oven!
  • I baked my cookies at 375°F for 20 minutes, but since your cookie sizes may vary, I'd recommend setting your timer for 15 minutes and then letting them bake until they are golden brown around the edges.
  • 5 stars
    I had only a tiny amount of strawberry preserves left (and no stores open to buy more today) so I improvised by combining it with half a cup of applesauce and letting the mixture simmer til close to apple butter consistency.
    The results were delicious!

  • Definitely pinning this for later! I’ve got some homemade apple butter in the pantry and haven’t thought of a way to use it until now! Thank you!

  • This is the one my mom taught me and it is delicious and super easy to remember. She uses it for both savory and sweet pies.

    2 cups of flour
    dash of salt
    2/3 cup of milk
    1/3 cup of oil

    Mix until blended but don’t overdo it, makes a top and bottom. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon as desired, hope you like it!

  • Aw they’re so cute and I love how small they are. You can eat so many more!:D

  • Look perfect and very tasty, a good idea for the upcoming holidays. However I will try to make my pastry for pies and then realized this your recipe. Thank you for your presentation and beautiful idea to decorate!

  • These look delicious and so decorative! I’m going to try these xx
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  • oh my…how adorable and how delicious they look
    my moth is actually watering right now…yummy
    i love the idea and hope i will have time soon to try the recipe
    thx
    xxx

  • Amazing idea! I LOVE pie crust, but am not a huge fan of pie… (I’m weird) SO this is perfect for me!!

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  • So beautiful and perfect for when friends come over. I am definitely going to try these and have a few with my hot chocolate!
    xoxo, Laura
    www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • yummy!! I’m definitely making these for the holidays this year! I can’t wait to try it out with some pumpkin butter!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Omgeeee these look so amazing! I’m going to have to try these next time I have company over! Such an adorable idea!
    xoxo Sydney at Twine Interiors
    http://blog.twineinteriors.com

  • These look fabulous, Mandi! They remind me of these blackberry-apple hand pies I made this summer. They use the same concept as yours, and were absolutely delicious! -Victoria

    http://scissorsandsage.com/2014/08/13/blackberry-apple-hand-pies/

  • These look fabulous, Mandi! They remind me of these blackberry-apple hand pies I made this summer. They use the same concept as yours, and were absolutely delicious! -Victoria

    http://scissorsandsage.com/2014/08/13/blackberry-apple-hand-pies/

  • These are just the sweetest! How cute! Perfect with a cup of coffee! 🙂

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • I just learned to bake an apple pie this weekend! Pinning these for future use 🙂

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • I’m in love! It doesn’t help that I’m hungry, but I’m definitely making these this weekend 🙂

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  • I love the adorable imprints!

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  • That looks amazing! I’ll definitely try it!

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  • These are perfectly adorable 🙂 I love how simple they are, but they make a big impression. So cute!

  • This is so, so cute. I’m having a Friendsgiving this weekend (first ever!) and am wanting to impress my friends with cute ideas from blogs like this 🙂 Thank you!
    xx
    Jenny // www.mishmoshmakeup.com

  • oohhh now I’m craving cookies!! This is adorable. I just recently purchased some apple butter on impulse and I have no idea what else to do with it besides spread it on bread. I’m excited to try this 🙂

  • These would be the perfect cookie with apple cider on the side. I love the detailing you added on the sides!

    M – Mocha and Moccasins

  • Looks incresible! And these little holes in the middle make them look even more cute. Do you know home recipe for homemade crust?

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