The $10 Food Day #3: Leftover Pie Crust Cookies Recipe
I’m sure these cookies are familiar to many of you. Back in the day, I remember my mom making these cookies whenever she would make pies and have leftover crust. I thought they were better than the pies themselves. No offense, mom. Your pies were and are wonderful!
You certainly don’t have to wait until you make pie to make these cookies. Go whip up a batch right now. Technically, they’re easier than pie since you don’t have to bother with the filling. And they’re delicious. They’re the perfect little cookie for dunking in coffee or tea.
…and they’re incredibly cheap.
- Butter (1 stick) = $.75
- Flour (1 1/4 cups) = $.30
- Other ingredients (salt, cinnamon, and sugar) = Approximately $.20
Total cost for recipe: = $1.25 (makes a big batch of leftover pie crust cookies)
This recipe is part of my third $10 Food Day series. If you and your family are on a $10-a-day food budget, you’ve come to the right place. View my previous $10 Food Day posts (number 1 and number 2), or view other recipes that are part of number 3:
- Breakfast: Banana-egg pancakes
- Lunch: Black bean soup with orange-jalapeño salsa
- Dinner: Pizza-style polenta
And while you’re here… let’s stay in touch! I will be posting more $10 Food Day posts in the future. Get notifications of new recipes by liking my Facebook page.
Leftover Pie Crust Cookies
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 25 min
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose four
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold butter
- 2 tablespoons ice cold water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Whisk flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl. If time allows, place flour in the freezer for 30 minutes or more. The key to making flaky pie crust (or in this case, flaky pie crust cookies) is to work with cold ingredients.
- Cut butter into small pieces. Place butter in the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, work dough until it resembles coarse meal. Add water and mix until dough comes together.
- Divide dough into two equal parts and shape each piece into a rectangle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a large rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into biscuit-sized pieces, about 2 by 3 inches.
- Preheat oven to 375F. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle one side of dough piece with cinnamon-sugar. Place sugared side down a large baking sheet. Sprinkle more cinnamon-sugar on the top side of the biscuit. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and place cookies on a baking rack to cool.