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5-Ingredient Pie Crust Cookies

5-Ingredient Pie Crust Cookies
5-Ingredient Pie Crust Cookies
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If you like the flaky, buttery crust of a pie, you're going to love this easy cookie recipe. These 5-Ingredient Pie Crust Cookies are everything you love about your favorite pie crust, but in the form of portable cookies. The all-butter pie crust recipe can be used to make cut-out cookies or braided into a beautiful design. Although this recipe for how to make pie crust is basically fool-proof, you can also substitute a store-bought pie crust. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, these cookies are just sweet enough to enjoy any time of day!

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Want to see more? Check out our step-by-step instructions with photos of how to make these pie crust cookies!

Preparation Time30 min

Chilling Time4 hr

Cooking Time10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixture

Instructions

  1. Combine flour and salt in a food processor. Add butter in slices until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
     
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
     
  3. Roll dough out onto a floured surface as thin as you can get it. Cut off the round edges so you're left with a square.
     
  4. Cut the dough into thin slices (1/8 - 1/4 inch). Pinch three slices together at one end, using a dab of water to help seal the ends.
     
  5. Braid the three pieces together until you reach the end of the strips. Using your sealed end as a base, wrap the entire braid around that base. Tuck the braid under the cookie and gently press the cookie flat in your hand.
     
  6. Repeat until the rest of the dough strips are used up. Arrange cookies on a greased cookie sheet. Brush each cookie with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
     
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies just start to brown. If you prefer crunchy cookies, cook for a few minutes longer.
     

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What a great idea this is. Strangely enough the pie crust is usually what I'm daydreaming about while my pie is baking. But it never dawned on me to make it into a cookie...brilliant! Do you think it would fall apart if a little fruit was folded in? Or maybe some streusel inside before you fold it up. Omg yum!

Pie crust cookies. What will they think of next? I happen to love pie crust so it seemed only natural that I should make these cookies. What a great way to serve pie crust. These cookies are so good and taste so much like pie crust that I was tempted to serve them with a side of apple pie filling to spoon on top.

These cookies are so cute and taste great! What could be better?

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