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Easy Pie Crust Cookies

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Welcome to the sweet world of Easy Pie Crust Cookies! These little gems are not only incredibly easy to make, but they’re absolutely delightful. 


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With a hint of cinnamon and a dusting of sugar, they’re the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth without indulging in a full slice of pie.

It’s an excellent way to use leftover pie crust dough, meaning less waste in your kitchen.

This pie crust cookies recipes are super easy to make; even beginners can master them.

They’re versatile. Pair them with your favorite dessert dip or jam for a personalized treat.

This is a great recipe to make with kids. They’ll love using cookie cutters to make fun shapes!

The heavenly aroma of cinnamon and sugar that fills your kitchen while these homemade pie crust cookies bake is incomparable.


Rolled out store bought cookie dough with a star cookie cutter cutting out cookies.


What Are Pie Crust Cookies?

A Pie Crust Cookie is a delicious little treat made from pie crust dough. 

The dough is rolled out with a rolling pin, cut into shapes, and then baked until golden brown. 

They are usually sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon to give them a sweet, delightful flavor.

What Ingredients Are in Pie Crust Cookies?

Here’s a simple list of ingredients used to get delicious cookies:

  • Rolled pie crusts: The base for our cookies.
  • White sugar: Gives a sweet taste to the cookies.
  • Cinnamon: Adds warmth and a lovely flavor.
  • Melted butter: Helps the sugar and cinnamon stick to the cookies and adds a hint of richness.


Pan full of star cut pie crust cookies, unbaked


How to Make Easy Pie Crust Cookies

This easy recipe makes some of my favorite cookies! Especially because I can use all those leftover pie dough scraps!

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Roll out your pie crust and cut into desired shapes.
  2. Place the cut dough onto a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Brush each piece of cookie dough with melted butter and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top.
  5. Bake until the edges begin to turn golden brown.

Pro Tips:

  • For best results, use a lightly floured surface when rolling out your pie crust to prevent sticking.
  • Feel free to get creative with your cookie cutters! From classic circles and squares to fun shapes like stars and hearts, the sky’s the limit.
  • Always keep an eye on the cookies while they’re in the oven. They can quickly go from perfectly golden brown to burnt if left unattended.
  • For a slightly different flavor, you can use brown sugar instead of white sugar for your cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Don’t throw away the scraps of pie dough! Gather them up, roll them out again, and continue cutting out more cookies until all the dough is used up.


Melted butter brushed on to cut out start cookies


Can You Use Store-Bought Pie Crust for Cookies?

Absolutely! In fact, using a store-bought pie crust makes this recipe even easier. 

It saves time and the results are just as delicious.

Pro Tips for Using Store-Bought Pie Crust:

  • Always let your store-bought crust come to room temperature before unrolling it to prevent cracking.
  • If your store-bought crust does crack, simply pinch the dough together to seal it back up.
  • Store-bought crusts can vary in thickness. If your crust is on the thicker side, you may need to increase the baking time slightly.


Cinnamon and sugar in a bowl ready to be combined.


What Type of Pie Crust is Best for Cookies?

Any type of pie crust can be used for these pie dough cookies. You can use store bought or homemade.  

However, for the best results, I recommend using a butter-based crust as it adds a rich flavor and creates a beautifully flaky texture.

Our favorite is this Flaky Butter Pie Crust, that is flaky and amazing. But let’s be real. We don’t all have time to make pie crust from scratch. So feel free to use your favorite store bought version too!

How Many Cookies Does One Pie Crust Make?

This largely depends on the size of your cookie cutter and their shapes. 

A typical pie crust can yield about 20-24 cookies.

But big cookie cutters will yield less cookies and small cookie cutters will yield more cookies.


cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top of cookies before baking.


Are Cookies Made with Pie Crust Gluten Free?

The recipe as-is isn’t gluten-free since traditional pie crusts are made with wheat flour. 

However, you can easily make these cookies gluten-free by using a gluten-free pie crust.

You can either buy those from the grocery store or make some at home.

How Do You Store Easy Pie Crust Cookies?

Store your fun Pie Crust Cinnamon Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

They’ll stay fresh and delicious for about a week.


close up of pie crust cookies on baking sheet, fresh from oven


Can You Freeze Cinnamon Cookies Made with Pie Crust?

Yes, you can! Just place the easy cookies in a freezer-safe airtight container. 

They’ll last for up to 3 months. 

When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw at room temperature.

What Are Some Fun Ways to Enjoy Pie Crust Cookies?

Homemade Pie Crust Cookies aren’t just a fun treat to snack on by themselves; they also pair wonderfully with a variety of sweet dips. 

Try dunking them in some Pumpkin Dip with Ginger Snaps or smearing them with your favorite jam. 

You can also sandwich them with a layer of ice cream in between for a fun take on ice cream sandwiches. 

The possibilities are only limited by your creativity!


plate full of baked cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies


Cookies Make From Pie Crust Make for a Great Holiday Gift

Looking for a unique and thoughtful holiday season gift? 

These simple cookies, packaged in a cute box or tin, make for a perfect edible present. 

They’re easy to make in large batches, and who wouldn’t love receiving a homemade treat?

Leftover Pie Crust Cookies are a simple yet delicious treat that you can make with just a few ingredients. 


baked cookies stacked up and ready to eat


Tasty Recipes That Use Pie Crust:

Whether you use homemade or store-bought pie crust, these cookies are sure to be a hit with your whole family!

So, the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, give these cookies a try. You won’t be disappointed!


Yield: 10 Servings

Easy Pie Crust Cookies

plate full of baked cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies

Easy Pie Crust Cookies: A delicious treat made from simple ingredients. Perfect for snacking, gifting, or indulging your sweet tooth!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 325*F
  2. Working with one crust at a time, remove crust from fridge and wrapper.
  3. Roll out onto counter.
  4. Cut out shapes with your cookie cutter (or just cut into rectangles or tear into pieces)
  5. Place on cookie sheet.
  6. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon until well combined.
  7. Using a pastry brush, brush each cookie with melted butter.
  8. Sprinkle each cookie with a medium amount of cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until cookie edges begin to turn golden. Do not over bake!
  10. When first crust is used up completely (including scraps) complete the process with second crust.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Originally Posted: July 2, 2014

Photos & Text Updated: August 17, 2023

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Sunday 27th of January 2019

Hi! My mom always made cinnamon rolls with leftover pie dough. Being that we are French Canadian, these are called “Pette de sœur” which translate to “nun’s farts’ Lol! I love this idea of cinnamon pie crust stars! I’m sure it will be a great success with my family! Thanks for sharing! 😁


Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Yum! I've seen these as Cinnamon Roll Cookies and they are on my must make recipe list! Thank you!

Theresa Smith

Sunday 25th of December 2016

Super happy I found this! Came across this on pintrest funny enough (previous comment). Thanks a bunch, had a store bought pie crust in my fridge for a while and wanted something easy to make with it :)


Thursday 16th of March 2017

Theresa so glad you did find this! It's a favorite of ours! And store bought or homemade pie crust works great!


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

How do I save your recipes to Pinterest? I don't search my timeline for recipes. Thanks.


Thursday 3rd of July 2014


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