Pie Crust Cookies

Flaky golden crust with hints of almond and cranberry for a little pizzazz.

 

3 ingredients. Customizable flavors. No mixing bowls. Quick prep and bake time.

 

Seriously, what’s not to love?

 

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So you’ve planned ahead this holiday season and have pie crust chillin in your freezer right?

 

No?

 

oh.

 

well go ahead and make a batch or two.

 

I’ll wait.

 

good? awesome, let’s do this:

 

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These cookies bring together three holiday classics: pie crust, dried cranberries and nuts.

 

add some pumpkin and peppermint and you’d have my holidays in a cookie.

 

but seriously- don’t do that.

 

minty squash might be a cool band name though.

 

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These cookies are a great neighbor gift- or bring them to a cookie exchange or potluck.

 

Depending on the size of the cookie cutter, one batch could yield 3 or 4 dozen easily.

 

In a pinch you could use store-bought crust but it definitely won’t have the same buttery, flaky “take me home for the holidays” effect. And I have done it-especially if I defrosted store-bought dough then changed plans.

 

Or use one pie crust for a half batch of cookies.

 

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try different variations from the cranberry/almond option: dried cherries or apples with pecans or walnuts. The combinations have an end but not for a while.

 

grab a cuppa and enjoy this new holiday staple!

 

Pie Crust Cookies
 
adapted from http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cranberry-pecan-crusts-10000000340100/ and Southern Living 2002
Recipe type: holiday
Ingredients
  • 1 recipe homemade pie crust (two crusts)
  • ¼ cup honey roasted almonds, pulverized in food processor
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, finely minced
Instructions
  1. roll out crust #1 on lightly floured parchment paper.
  2. place crust #1 on a cookie sheet in the freezer while rolling out crust #2
  3. when crust #2 is rolled thin, sprinkle evenly with nuts and cranberries
  4. take #1 out of freezer and place on top of the nuts and cranberries
  5. roll #1 gently into crust #2 to combine everything together
  6. firmly cut out shapes with 2-3 inch cookie cutters. place on parchment paper on cookie sheets
  7. freeze cookies on sheets for ½ hour
  8. bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden. cool on wire racks.
  9. store in airtight container at room temperature for 4 days.

 

 

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