Pie Crust Cookies Twists

Pie Crust Cookies Twists

Last Updated on August 25, 2021 by Chenée Lewis

Maybe you’re like me, and the crust is your favorite part of the pie. And when you finally pop a pie into the oven, it breaks your heart to waste all those pie crust scraps! I mean, you put in the work to make a truly delicious all-butter pie crust, and you hate to see any of that goodness go to waste. If that’s you, then these pie crust cookies twists are here to save the day.

In fact, even if you don’t have leftover pie crust and you just want to grab a store-bought pie crust for an incredibly easy and unique cookie idea, this pie crust cinnamon twists recipe is for you too!

These pie crust cookies remind me a little of the cinnamon swirls from Taco Bell that I used to have as a kid — fun little finger food sweet treats that are crisp, flaky, and delicious. But these are even better because they’re made with pie crust, and they come with a sweet vanilla icing for dipping! Plus, you can throw these pie crust cookies together in just a few minutes!

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Pie Crust Cookies with dipping sauce

Pie crust makes the easiest cookie ever!

If you can stir together some cinnamon and sugar, you can make these pie crust cookie twirls. They come together in just a few steps:

  1. Roll out the pie crust
  2. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar
  3. Flip, and brush with melted butter
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
  5. Cut, twirl and bake!

Once you’ve tried this super easy recipe for cookie twists, you’ll never toss out leftover pie crust scraps again!

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Pie Crust Cookies with Dipping Sauces!

The best part… the dipping sauces

I honestly think I only make these pie crust cookies for an excuse to have these two decadent dipping sauces. The cookies are delicious on their own, but thehe firm, flaky twists are just begging to be dipped into a creamy vanilla icing or a rich salted caramel sauce. And don’t worry — both sauces are incredibly easy to whip up while the cookies are cooling!

You can dip the twists into the sauce, or you can drizzle them on top. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

Whether you eat your pie crust cookies on their own or with the dipping sauces, these pie crust cookie twists area genius way to enjoy those leftover pie crust scraps!

Equipment

You’ll need a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cute your pie crust into strips, and a sheet pan and liner (or parchment paper) to bake them! Otherwise, there’s no special equipment you need for this easy pie crust cookie twists recipe!

Related Recipes

If you’re looking for pie crust cookies, then I assume you’ve already tried my Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust Recipe! If not, you should definitely check it out! It’s the only pie crust recipe I use — it’s so easy, and it comes out flaky and perfect every time!

But if you’re looking for more cookie ideas, I’ve got you covered! Check out my Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies for a delicious PB&J-themed treat that your whole family will love! Or try my Stout Gingerbread Cookies with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. They bring the classic holiday flavors of gingerbread together with full-bodied stout beer, and brown butter cream cheese frosting!

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Pie Crust Cookies Twists

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You can make the best cinnamon pie crust cookies using pie dough, twisted into dippable cookie sticks! This easy recipe is made with creamy vanilla icing AND salted caramel for dipping.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine :American
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 232kcal
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis

Ingredients

Vanilla Icing (Optional)

Salted Caramel (Optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar in a small bowl.
    1 tbsp cinnamon, 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Roll pie dough into a rough rectangle and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
    ½ cup turbinado sugar, 1 pie crust
  • Flip rectangle and press slightly with hands rolling pin to press into sugar.
  • Brush dough with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
    2 tbsp salted butter, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Fold rectangle in half and cut into 1-inch strips with a pizza cutter.
  • Twist strips around themselves and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool fully before serving.

Vanilla Icing (Optional)

  • Whisk together all icing ingredients until smooth.
    3 tbsp heavy cream, ½ tsp pure vanilla extract, ¾ cup powdered sugar

Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • Combine heavy cream and caramel bits in a small microwave-safe bowl.
    ½ cup Kraft Caramel Bits, 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • Heat for 30 seconds in microwave; stir.
  • Heat again in 15-second intervals as needed, stirring after each, until smooth.
  • Cool slightly. Add flaky sea salt to taste.
    Flaky sea salt

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Notes

You can use any pie crust leftovers, store-bought or homemade, or you can use a new pie crust just for this recipe!  These cookies are so good you might forget about the pie altogether!
Dipping sauces: Totally optional, but they add a level of decadence to these flaky cookies.  I’m partial to the salted caramel!
Storage: These cookies are best served the day they’re made, but you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookie | Calories: 232 kcal | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 12 mg | Sodium: 157 mg | Potassium: 38 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 29 g | Calcium: 22 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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