Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pie Crust Cookies



When I was a little girl, my Mom would make pies for us. As a treat, she would take the extra pie crust pieces that were not used and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Once they cooled just a bit, we would dive right in. These are definitely a fond childhood memory.

Pie Crust Cookies

1 ½ C. Flour
¾ t. Salt
½ C. Shortening
4 T. Ice water
2 T. Melted butter
2 T. Sugar
1 t. Cinnamon

In a large bowl, add the flour, salt and shortening. With a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into tiny pieces and work until the mixture is in small course pieces. Add the water and with your hands form the dough into a ball. Be careful not to over knead, otherwise you will create tough dough.

Flour a large cutting board and roll the dough out to about ¼ inch thick. Use your favorite cookie cutters or cut into free form pieces. A two inch cookie cutter will make about 30 cookies.

Melt the butter in a small glass dish in the microwave for about 45 seconds or until melted. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.

Using a large non-stick cookie sheet lay the cookies out on the sheet. Using a pastry brush, paint the melted butter onto each cookie, and then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container, if there are leftovers.

1 comment:

  1. I cried when I read the paragraph before the recipe...my Mom used to do the same thing for us and just the thought of it made me miss my Mom so very much. In honor of her, I am making these today, tonight, 3 am tomorrow morning or whenever I get the chance (and ingredients). Thank you from the bottom of my heart and doughy belly!

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