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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