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Cinnamon Pie Crust Cookies

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Turn scraps of pie crust into tender flaky cinnamon sugar cookies. They are a fun snack on their own, great dippers for sweet dips or make a pretty garnish for your pie.

Small cookies made from pie crust scraps in the shape of apples and coated in butter, cinnamon and sugar.

Don’t waste your scraps of pie dough, turn them into delicious little cinnamon sugar pastries! They only take a couple of minutes to put together and make use of every bit of that dough. Use them to pretty up your plate when serving the pie or eat them on their own.

This recipe was originally shared by MiMi back in 2015. She made some with pie crust scraps left over from a pumpkin pie she had made for my uncle’s birthday.

rolled piece of pie crust dough with small apples cut out. The entire thing brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

I finally had the chance to make my great-grandma’s pie crust recipe, and couldn’t let a single scrap go to waste. So the rest got made into more pie crust cookies.

If have to say the cookies made with her crust recipe practically melted in your mouth. Even my boys, who normally leave the crust on their plates, snatched up these little apple shaped nuggets. That’s how you know they are good!

apple shaped pieces of pie crust dough dusted with cinnamon sugar on baking sheet ready for the oven.

Of course you don’t have to use homemade pie crust… or scraps for that matter. You can buy pie crust from the grocery store and make these too.

A note from MiMi: If you used store-bought pie dough, you may want to fold it in half and roll it out a little thicker than it came.  

She tried the regular thickness for some and re-rolled it thicker for some of the others. She felt like the thicker ones came out nicer.

puffed up flaky pie crust cookies with cinnamon sugar on them fresh from the oven.

MiMi’s Post from 2015:

When I volunteered to make a pie for an occasion as special as a birthday, I figured I needed to do it up right.  I had been wanting to make a slab pie for a while.  

The birthday boy wanted pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin slab pie it would be.  

Then I decided to top it off with honeyed pecans.  Luckily I remembered that my husband’s family loves whipped cream on their pumpkin pie.  I came up with a maple whipped cream to make it special.

Piece of pumpkin slab pie topped with honeyed pecans next to a dollop of whipped cream and an acorn shaped pie crust cookie.

When I decided to make the birthday boy his own individual mini pumpkin pie, I ended up with extra pie dough.  Why not make a little garnish of cinnamon pie cookies for the top?  

I must admit that I used store-bough pie crust for this because it was a last minute thought.  They would be easy to make with homemade crust if I had more time. Steve was pretty happy with his little pie.

close up of a plate full of flaky pie crust cookies with cinnamon sugar on top.

Pie Crust Recipes

Lard pie crust is extra tender and really delicious. Use my great-grandma’s recipe to get the pie crust my mom spent years trying to recreate.

Before we found my great-grandma’s recipe, my mom tried dozens of pie crust recipes. This extra flaky pie crust recipe was her favorite until we found the missing recipe. It is still really good and perfect if you don’t have lard or don’t want to use it.

Or try making a chocolate pie crust. It is perfect with all sorts of different fillings.

Small cookies made from pie crust scraps in the shape of apples and coated in butter, cinnamon and sugar.

Cinnamon Pie Crust Cookies

Servings: 36
Author: Carlee
Turn scraps of pie crust into tender flaky cinnamon sugar cookies. They are a fun snack on their own, great dippers for sweet dips or make a pretty garnish for your pie.
4.88 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 Tablespoon melted buter
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Roll the dough out to about ¼″ on a silicone mat.
    1 pie crust
  • Cut with small cookie cutters.   Before transferring them to a cookie sheet bake, spread melted butter over each piece and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.   This keeps them from sticking to the pan.
    1 Tablespoon melted buter, 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Sugar
  • Transfer to a sheet pan.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes.


Adjust the amount of butter and cinnamon sugar you use to the amount of pie crust scraps you have. It doesn’t take a whole lot.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 3gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 20mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Barbara. Vickers

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Love your receipes. I just made the pastry for a deep dish Cortland apple pie- double crust It turned out great. Thank you Barbara Vickers


Monday 2nd of October 2023

Yay! I really want to bake an apple pie now!


Thursday 29th of October 2015

These cookies are such a great idea!


Thursday 29th of October 2015

They are an easy way to dress your pie up, that is for sure! They would also be a great garnish for any other fall dessert!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 28th of October 2015

What a memory! My mom used to make these for Me so I'm asking myself, how come I've never made them for my own kids? Thank you for the reminder and for the lovely recipe! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday


Saturday 31st of October 2015

It makes me so happy to know that one of our recipes brought back fond memories for you! I love it when a recipe does that for me. MiMi


Wednesday 28th of October 2015

They are so fun and easy, you should definitely make them. They are great on their own and even better alongside pie! I hope you have a great day!