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Bites: Braided Pie Crust Cookies

If you are obsessed with the crusts on things, this cookie is for you. And we can probably be BFF because I love crusts, too! Like, I mostly just want crust and a bit of filling. Or mostly pizza crusts with a bit of sauce. So I thought a pie crust cookie would be awesome. Click 'read more' to see how to do this!
Ingredients: pie crust (prepackaged was yummy!), butter, confectioner's sugar, milk

Step 1: Roll out pie crust dough. 
Step 2: Square off your dough by cutting off rounded edges.
Step 3: Cut the dough into thin strips (1/8-1/4 inch).
Step 4: Take three strips and squish them all together on one end. A dab of water on your fingertips does the trick for sealing that up.
Step 5 & 6: Braid the strips together. Keep braiding. I hope you love braiding cause you'll be doing a lot of it!
Step 7: Take your sealed end and use it as the base.
Step 8: Wrap your entire braid around that base.
Step 9: Cut the 'ugly' end of your braid into a nice, pretty edge. 
At this point, you can either tuck your braid under or over the cookie. Then flatten it a bit with your hand. See the difference between tucking under and over? And the difference between thick and thin strips. I prefer thin, I think...
Step 10: Brush your cookies with melted butter (I added a little confectioner's sugar and a dab of honey).
Step 11: Now bake according to the package instructions.
Step 12: The best part! I glazed the cookies with a confectioner's sugar/milk mixture. Delish.
Idea for serving: Unless you LOVE crusts, you might want to serve this with ice cream (or some type of drink you can dip it in). That sounds amazing right now...
What do you guys think of pie crust cookies? Do you love crusts as much as I do?


Anonymous,  September 6, 2012 at 9:47 AM  

I could see brushing with strawberry jam before baking. May as well make a cookie pie.

meet.make.laugh. September 6, 2012 at 10:36 AM  

These look amazing! And a lot of work.... but fun work!

Sarah {Lacquer and Linen} September 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM  

YUM!!! I will always get two pieces of pie at Thanksgiving and cut off all but the crust and about an inch of pie! I will definitely be trying this recipe out!

LimeRiot September 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM  

How beautiful! I'm sure they are tasty too :).

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