Pie Crust Pinwheels – A Leftover Pie Crust Cookie Recipe

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Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. Have the kids help you put these flaky sweet treats together with your pie crust scraps just like you did with your mom or grandma!

Pie Crust Pinwheel Cookie Recipe:

Whether you are a pie crust expert or a short-cut queen, these pie crust cookies are right up your alley.

For those of you who make your own pie crust, you might just have a little extra sitting around that needs used up.

Or if you’re more like me and love a shortcut cookie recipe, go ahead and buy those store-bought roll up pie crusts to make a batch of these pie crust pinwheels.

With a little butter, cinnamon and sugar, you’ll have a tasty new cookie recipe.  If cinnamon isn’t your cup of tea, try my chocolate filling version which can also be found in the recipe card below.

These leftover pie crust cookies look adorable served up on a cookie platter with our Iced Thumbprint Cookies and Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies alongside a homemade punch, cocktail or a cup of tea.

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What to do with leftover pie crust?

Don’t toss it!  Roll it out into a thin sheet, brush with butter and top with a cinnamon sugar mixture to make these tasty little pie crust pinwheel cookies.

My Aunt Peg taught me how to make these delicious little pie crust roll up cookies.  The kids and I spent a wonderful Saturday in her kitchen making Coconut Cream Pie, and she shared this bonus recipe with me.  Her mom used to make pie crust roll ups with leftover pie crust when she was a kid, and now she’s passed it on to me.

This is also a great option for a broken pie crust.  Take the broken crust, and press it back together with a little water to make it pliable. It’s ok if it doesn’t make a perfectly symmetrical circle, just do the best you can.

What ingredients do I need for Pie Crust Cookies?

Leftover Pie Crust, unbaked

Brown Sugar or White Sugar

Cinnamon or Cocoa Powder

Butter or Margarine, melted

How to Make Pie Crust Roll Ups from Leftover Pie Crust:

For the full recipe and ingredient amounts for pie crust pinwheels, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Roll out leftover pie crust. Brush from end to end, generously, with melted butter.  Sprinkle from end to end with toppings (see below for our three favorite leftover pie crust cookie fillings). Roll up tightly and generously brush with more melted butter.  With a sharp knife, cut into 1/3 to 1/2 inch slices. Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 15-16 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

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Pie Crust Roll Ups Filling Options:

Traditional Pie Crust Pinwheels

White Sugar and Ground Cinnamon

Brown Sugar Pie Crust Pinwheels

Brown Sugar and Ground Cinnamon

Chocolate Pie Crust Pinwheels

Brown Sugar and Cocoa Powder

Notes About Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies:

  • These are a great way to use leftover pie crust. Or, go ahead and buy the rolled up pie crust from the refrigerated section for a quick cookie recipe.
  • Substitute melted margarine for butter, if desired.
  • Choose one of three filling options below.
    • Brown sugar and ground cinnamon
    • White sugar and ground cinnamon
    • Brown sugar and cocoa powder
  • Drizzle with a homemade powdered sugar glaze, if desired before serving.
  • Place these in an air-tight container or resealable bag and store in the freezer for later.
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Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 

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Pie Crust Pinwheels

Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover pie crust pinwheels, pie crust cookies, pie crust pinwheels
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

Traditional Filling

  • 2 Tablespoons white (granulated) or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Chocolate Filling

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll out pie crust.
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
  • Brush with melted butter.
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
  • Sprinkle with desired filling (traditional or cocoa filling found above).
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
  • Roll up tightly. Brush with more melted butter.
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
  • Cut into 1/3 to 1/2 inch slices.
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
  • Place on cookie sheet.
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
    Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 

Notes

  • These are a great way to use leftover pie crust. Or, go ahead and buy the rolled up pie crust from the refrigerated section for a quick cookie recipe.
  • Substitute melted margarine for butter, if desired.
  • Choose one of three filling options below.
    • Brown sugar and ground cinnamon
    • White sugar and ground cinnamon
    • Brown sugar and cocoa powder
  • Drizzle with a homemade powdered sugar glaze, if desired before serving. 
  • Place these in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag and store in the freezer for later. 
  • Love pies? Try our favorite Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Pie Crust Pinwheels are an easy, shortcut recipe using leftover pie crust.  With three different filling options, these pie crust cookies come together in a pinch. 

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