Super Simple Pie Crust Cookies


Snack poor and desperate, with a house full of hungry kids from the hood, I made use of that last, lonely roll of store bought pie crust sitting in the frig.  You know the one I'm talkin'bout.

I was reminded of this sweet treat weeks ago while cruising through the Dine and Dish food blog.  She had a post that mentioned pie crust cookies made from scratch.  It reminded me of the times Memaw would sweeten her leftover pie crusts scraps with cinnamon and sugar, then toss them in the oven for browning.  We loved those baked scraps just as much as her pies.

Anyhoo.  I hoped I could tame the savage beasts, ur, I mean the sweet clone troopers running through my house.  And these worked out GREAT!  The honey drizzled on top was the clincher.  Later on after they had time to set out a while, I enjoyed them without the honey but with a cup of tea.


  • one roll of store bought pie crust
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons local honey
  • ground cinnamon
  • sugar

Heat oven to 400ºF degrees.

Roll out pie crust dough on surface lightly coated with flour, roll out enough just to smooth it out.

In a small bowl, combine the butter and honey and warm in the microwave until the butter is melted.  Stir well.  Brush all over the pie crust dough.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Use a biscuit cutter to cut out cookies and move to a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.


BAKE for 7 to 9 minutes, until light golden brown.

I used the bits of dough scraps to decorate the cookies.  Some reminded me of little thongs.  I thought about naming this post Thong Cookies, but I was afraid of getting the wrong sort of traffic to the blog.


  • I just realized that this is my last post!
    for 2008, that is.
    keeheehehehe ;D

  • Dawn

    Thong cookies. Haha, love it. Best name of the year. (And a good thing, since theres only 11 1/2 hours left!) And such a timely post, these just made their way to my New Years Eve “grazing” table for tonight… Game night and pie crust cookies, couldn’t ask for better!

    Happy New Year, Jill… and thanks for all you do!

  • GWEN

    Your pie crust cookies brought back memories of when I was a little girl and my mom would bake the left over pie crust and spread a little jam on top. That was always a real treat.

  • AWESOME!!!
    Thank you, Dawn and Gwen, for being here to read SDR.

    Y’all have a Wonderful New Year!

  • I love these cookies. T’s Mom makes them for the girls whenever we are there and she makes a pie! Love them!

  • Darlene

    My mom made then with cinnamon and sugar ever time she made a pie. I didn’t care for pie but I really looked forward to those cookies. Boy I had a great mom.
    Nice memory thanks.

  • Jo

    I makes these too! They are so yummy 🙂

    Happy New Year Jill and Charles! You two are some of the sweetest people in the blogsphere and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you both so much. Your food is awesome, but even better… you both make me smile and bring a bright spot to my day more often than you might now 🙂

    *hugs* May 2009 be a blessed, happy, healthy and wonderful year for you!

  • I’m a big fan of the KISS principle…keep it simple stoopid!

  • Having company over today, lots of sweet adorable children, but no time to run to grocery store….BUT refrigerator crust in the freezor!

    Just what I was looking for to entertain and snack on!

    • Hi M!
      It’s always so nice to cook up something new with what we already have on hand in our pantry.

      I can’t help relate it to when my girl friends have stepped into my closet filled with the same old clothes,
      and pull together a completely fresh outfit for me that I would have never created. In a good way, of course.

  • karena

    thanks for the recipe they were fantastic

    • You’re welcome Karena!

  • Nicole

    I’m making them right now. We can’t wait to taste them. I added a little nutmeg to the cinnamon and sugar mix and added a little vanilla to the honey and butter mix. Thanks so much for the recipe!!