I’m shaking things up for my last day of Pie Week. Rather than share another pie, I’ve got a fun idea for what to do with those leftover pie dough scraps. Plus, there’s a list of 25 dynamite pies from around the web worthy of your Thanksgiving table.

Leftover Pie Crust Cookies, a yummy way to use up scraps! completelydelicious.com

I’m not sure who first shared the idea for pie crust “cookies” with me. Maybe it was my Mom, maybe it was someone else. Whoever it was, thank you. These little treats are brilliant. You take the leftover scraps of pie dough after you’re finished building your pie, cut into shapes, brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, and bake until golden.

Leftover Pie Crust Cookies, a yummy way to use up scraps! completelydelicious.com Leftover Pie Crust Cookies, a yummy way to use up scraps! completelydelicious.com

Consider these little cookies a snack while you wait for your pie to cool. A warm-up for the real thing.

They’re crisp, buttery, and completely addictive. So don’t be surprised if they disappear immediately. 

Leftover Pie Crust Cookies, a yummy way to use up scraps! completelydelicious.com

Leftover Pie Crust Cookies (+ 25 Pie Recipes)
Use your leftover pie dough scraps to make these tasty and super easy cookies.
Yield: Varies
  • Pie crust scraps
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Sugar or cinnamon-sugar, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Gather the leftover pie scraps into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to about ¼ inch thick. Cut out into desired shapes and place on prepared sheet pan.
  3. Whisk together the egg and water. Brush on top of the cut out dough and sprinkle with sugar or cinnamon-sugar.
  4. Bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

25 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes on completelydelicious.com

Apple Pie with Cheddar Thyme Crust from Baked Bree
Oatmeal Pecan Tart from Cafe Johnsonia
Chocolate Cream Pie from Bakaholic Mama
Chess Pie from Vintage Mixer
Chocolate Pecan Pie from Handle the Heat
Caramel Spiked Pumpkin Pie from Annie’s Eats
Bourbon Banana Cream Pie from Completely Delicious
Fudge Brownie Creme Brulee Pie from Half Baked Harvest
Caramel Apple Pumpkin Pie from Zoe Bakes
Chocolate Pumpkin Tart with Gingersnap Crust from Completely Delicious
Pumpkin Cream Pie with Candied Walnuts from A Spicy Perspective
Pumpkin Pie with a Chocolate Crust from Spoon Fork Bacon
Mile High Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel from Budget Gourmet Mom
Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie from Today’s Mama
Chocolate Date Caramel Walnut Tarts from Kitchen Confidante
No Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie with Pecans from Eat Live Run
No Bake Double Layer Pumpkin Pie from Recipe Girl
Chocolate Cream Pie with Meringue from Dine and Dish
Cider Bourbon Apple Pie with Cookie Crumble from How Sweet It Is
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue from Completely Delicious
Cranberry Blueberry Pie from Completely Delicious
Pumpkin Pie with Toasted Pecan Praline Topping from She Wears Many Hats
Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce from Sweet Basil
Pear Oatmeal Pie with Oat Crumble from A Cozy Kitchen
Pumpkin Chess Pie Tart from Eat The Love
Cranberry Orange Pie with Cornmeal Streusel Topping from Simple Bites

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18 Responses to Leftover Pie Crust Cookies (+ 25 Pie Recipes)

  1. I love pie crust cookies! We have cute little turkey cookie cutters so we usually use those on the thanksgiving pie scraps!

  2. I know this might sound weird but sometimes I make pie crust for these cookies. They are simply addictive!

  3. Beth R. says:

    Iv been eating pie crust cookies since I was a kid. My mom always had leftover pie crust after she would make a pie, which wasnt very often. So she would gather it up, roll it out thin, cover it with soft butter then cinnamon and sugar. The roll it up tightly, cut in one inch pieces then bake till lightly browned. My sister and I would keep track of how many pieces the other had ate so we would be sure to get equal amounts. Whats funny is when I make a pie I rarely have any scraps, I roll my crust exactly as big as I need it every time. I miss my mom’s pie crust cookies.

  4. Lucia says:

    My mom use to make little spiral cookies filled with cinnamon and sugar with the leftover crust. This might explain my love for crust! Can’t wait to try your recipe and thank you for bringing back a tasty memory! I hope you have a lovely and tasty holiday.

  5. What a genius idea, these cookies look adorable! I need to try them, yum!
    Happy weekend :D

  6. Chelsea says:

    Well that’s genius.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Looks like everyone’s mom was a genius. Loved these things growing up, but have never made them myself yet!

  8. Such a genius idea! I always waste leftover pie crust scraps too!

  9. Amy Drown says:

    Mom always did this when we growing up, The first time she did it after all the kids we gone from the nest, Dad said those are so good how come you never made them before? Mom laughed and said the kids ate them before you came home from work. I make them for my family too

  10. Barbara C says:

    We always bake the leftover pie crust too. I’ve never cut it out pretty like that though but almost always smear it with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. How did you get yours to puff up? Mine just stay fairly flat. I’m new around here but think I’ll be back!

  11. Holly Smith says:

    I have my first batch in the oven right now. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks awfully yummy, and I’ve never known what to do with the scraps. My Mom didn’t bake. Ever. This is all new, and I’m really excited.

  12. christine says:

    what a great idea! :)

  13. Karen says:

    Hi there!

    I was wondering if when you make these cookies and aren’t making a pie, would you still chill the dough for two hours prior to rollng and cutting them out?



    • Annalise says:

      I probably would, just to prevent the dough from getting too warm and melting the butter.

      • Karen says:

        Thanks! I decided to do just that and they came out great. I’ve never made pie dough using your method but will from now on. The cookies were so flaky, I could pull apart the layers; I can hardly wait to make a pie now.

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