easy peasy pie crust ‘cookies’

True confessions are in order today.  Deep breath…inhaleexhale…okay, here we go:

I really do not enjoy baking cookies.

Yes, yes, I find the art of cooking in general to be a solace; and muffins, breads and the like are at the top of my baking list.  But cookies?  Not so much.  Only if I’m truly inspired.

With the holidays of course comes the expectation that whipping up these delectable treats takes priority on the to-do list.  There are plans next week for gingerbread cookies as this endevour succeeded last year.

But until then, I’ve discovered an idea to keep my children happy (taming the Mom, when are we going to bake cookies!? question) and to keep me sane and happy as well.  Which is on the top of the priority list around here.  Want to know my secret?

Pie Crust.

To be more precise :: make ‘cookies’ out of pie crust.

And I’m not even talking about homemade.  Just the plain old two-per-package, rolled-up, store-bought pie crust.

I bring them to room temperature, let the kiddos unroll and break out the cookie cutters. I can almost hear the Hallelujah chorus being sung.

This idea is such a winner around here.  Easy Peasy.

After cutting out shapes, brush the ‘cookies’ with some melted butter…..
Sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar or plain sugar.  We used vanilla bean cane sugar 

Bake at 425 degrees for 12-14 minutes and……voila! Cookies! (sort of).  We eat these with ice cream or sherbert, but think of the possibilities!

  • top a pie crust cookie with fruit salad and drizzle with maple syrup
  • drizzle with melted white, dark or milk chocolate
  • add warm pie filling on top and add whipped cream

Yum!  Best of all, my children are satisfied until our real cookie baking session!

Yes.

 

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1 comment

Daniele,

I like your style! As a grandmother of seven (who wants to make memories when they are around without total craziness) this sounds very doable! I’m going to stock up on those packaged pie crusts today! Happy Thanksgiving . . . Christmas . . . New Years . . . and beyond! (: