February 9, 2023

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Turn leftover pie crust into perfect buttery and flakey pie crust cookies. Roll and shape using fun cookie cutters then simply sprinkle with sweet cinnamon and sugar. 

We LOVE pie at our house and we have so many favorite flavors that we make year-round. I always use my Grandma’s pie crust recipe. My kids love this strawberry pie in the Springtime, and this chocolate pie for the holidays.

Close view of pie crust cookies on a small stone plate. Cookie cutters and cinnamon sugar are next to the plate.

What Are Pie Crust Cookies?

No more throwing away the extra pie crust that you have left over! Simply roll the dough out and bake it into airy and tender cookies that melt in your mouth. The buttery flakey cookies are sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I also love to drizzle warm cookies with a sweet glaze. You won’t be able to stop eating them!

Cookies are my love language! I could eat any cookie, any flavor, any time of day. Making cookies to share with my family and friends is one of my favorite things to do. I have some go-to recipes that never disappoint. Try my amazing cream cheese snickerdoodles, these easy no-bake cookies, or my classic chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients For Easy Cookies

These simple pie crust cookies are the easiest cookies you will ever make! Four simple ingredients, that’s all it takes. All you need is the store-bought crust then you’re all set. You can definitely make your own pie crust from scratch, but using the scraps from leftover pie dough is a win-win! It makes a lot, so be prepared to eat them all. You will love how fast and easily these cookies come together.

  • Pie Crust: Leftover pie crust makes this easy, but you can use any pie crust recipe if you make your own.
  • Butter: Melted butter adds a more delicious buttery flavor.
  • Sugar: Sugar to add sweetness because plain pie crust is pretty bland.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds yummy flavor!

Pie Crust Cookies Recipe

Grab your kiddos and make these fun pie crust cookies for the holidays or any time of year! This recipe is easy to follow and comes together quickly. Follow my easy instructions below for how to make these cookies. They are so adorable and delicious!

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Roll Out the Pie Crust: Lightly sprinkle flour on the counter then roll out the pie crust until it’s about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Cut Shapes: Cut shapes out of the dough using cookie cutters, but you can also use a knife to cut if needed.
  4. Place Cookies on the Prepared Pan: Place them on the prepared baking sheet. 
  5. Repeat Steps: Continue to gather the leftover crust, roll it together into a ball, then roll it out onto a floured surface again to cut more shapes. Repeat this process until you have no dough left.
  6. Brush With Butter: Using a pastry brush, brush the melted butter across the top of the pie crust shapes. 
  7. Sprinkle With Cinnamon and Sugar: In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle it evenly across the buttered shapes.
  8. Bake: Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are a light golden brown. Bake time varies with the size of your cookies.
First photo of pie crust cookies cut out in shapes. Second photo of butter and sugar mixture next to the baking sheet of cookies. Third photo of pie crust cookies dusted with cinnamon and sugar.

How to Serve Pie Crust Cookies

These darling little cookies are so versatile and can be enjoyed in many fun ways! I love to serve them in several ways. Here are some of my ideas for serving pie crust cookies. Everyone will love them!

  • As a Topping: Top any dessert with pie crust cookies. On top of a pie, ice cream, or pudding would be delicious!
  • Serve With a Sauce: Dip these cookies into a caramel or chocolate sauce. But watch out because you won’t be able to stop!
  • Cut Into Any Shape: I love making these cookies for every party. Holidays, baby showers, the possibilities are endless. I also like to use letter cookie cutters to spell my kids’ names on top of their cakes!
  • Spice Variations: You can spice them up any way you’d like. Cinnamon sugar is classic, but cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, or allspice are delicious additions.

Top view of pie crust cookies on parchment paper.

Storing Leftover Cookies

These perfect little cookies are great to make ahead of time. They are easy to make but just as easy to store. I love making a big batch of these cookies because they are great for parties and make a lot. My kids love to help make fun shapes and your kids will too!

  • At Room Temperature: Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to three days. 
  • In the Freezer: Leftover pie crust cookies freeze very well! Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to three months. 

Close view of pie crust cookies on a small stone plate. A cookie is being lifted off the plate.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie crust until it’s about ¼ inch thick.

  • Cut shapes out of the dough using cookie cutters. You can also use a knife to cut if needed. 

  • Place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Continue to gather the leftover crust, roll it together into a ball, then roll it out onto a floured surface again to cut more shapes. You can repeat this process until you have no dough left.

  • Using a basting brush, brush the melted butter across the top of the pie crust shapes.

  • In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle it evenly across the buttered shapes.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are a light golden brown. Bake time can vary with the size of your cookies.



Serves: 15

Serving2cookiesCalories86kcal (4%)Carbohydrates9g (3%)Protein1g (2%)Fat5g (8%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Polyunsaturated Fat0.4gMonounsaturated Fat2gTrans Fat0.1gCholesterol6mg (2%)Sodium64mg (3%)Potassium14mgFiber1g (4%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A72IU (1%)Vitamin C0.02mgCalcium8mg (1%)Iron0.3mg (2%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert

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