Pie Crust Cookie Twists

Pie Crust Cookie Twists

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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 cookie 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 recipe is for you too!

They 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 them together in just a few minutes!

pie crust cookie twists

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!

pie crust cookie

The best part… the dipping sauces

I honestly think I only make these 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 them on their own or with the dipping sauces, these pie crust cookie twists area genius way to enjoy those leftover pie crust scraps!

pie crust cookie twirls

Pie Crust Cookie Twists

You can make the best cinnamon 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
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.
  • Roll pie dough into a rough rectangle and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Flip rectangle and press slightly with hands rolling pin to press into sugar.
  • Brush dough with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon 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.

Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • Combine heavy cream and caramel bits in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • 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.

Video

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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie
Nutrition Disclaimer
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