These flaky cinnamon-sugar heart pie crust cookies are a delicious way to use leftover pie crust. Eat them plain or serve with whipped cream and jam. They also can be used as a garnish for ice cream and other desserts.
I always like to keep pie crust dough in my refrigerator or freezer.
Like these heart-shaped cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies, which are just what Cupid ordered for Valentine’s Day.
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Recipe
You can bake up a whole batch of pie crust cookies in about five minutes. And the prep time doesn’t take much longer, as you’ll see in the recipe video at the end of this post.
I made heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day, but you can make any shape you want using cookie cutters.
If you have leftover pie dough from baking, don’t through it away. Use it to make pie crust cookies. Click for a quick overview of how to make the heart-shaped pastries.
This post was published in 2016 and updated with new photos and tips in February 2022.
What Do Pie Crust Cookies Taste Like?
Think of these pie crust cookies as a flakier version of cinnamon toast. There’s all kinds of buttery, sugary, cinnamon goodness happening here.
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You can scroll to the end of this post for the full recipe and ingredient list. But you may want to keep reading for more tips on how to make the these flaky pastry cookies.
Ingredients & Supplies
- Pie Dough – You can make your own or use a roll-out refrigerated pie dough
- Sugar – I use white, granulated sugar for this recipe, but you could substitute turbinado or brown sugar
- Cinnamon – Choose a high-quality ground cinnamon or grind your own for the best flavor
- Butter – I always used unsalted butter for baking
- Heart-shaped cookie cutters
- Cookie sheet or baking sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Pastry Brush
How to Make Pie Crust Cookies
Roll out pie dough onto a floured surface.
Use cookie cutters to cut out hearts.
Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush pie crust cookies with butter.
Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
Bake in a 425℉ oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until crispy and browned.
Easy as pie! (I couldn’t resist.)
Wouldn’t it be sweet to serve these to your sweetheart for breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day?
Just add a dollop of homemade whipped cream and drizzle some strawberry or raspberry jam on the plate.
More Ways to Serve Pie Crust Cookies
- Top one with ice cream and chocolate or caramel sauce
- Add a pastry heart and sprig of mint to a bowl of ice cream.
- Add a homemade heart to a slice of store-bought pie.
- Make an ice cream sandwich with two pie crust cookies.
- Whip up some homemade mousse and add a heart as garnish.
More Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas
You might enjoy these other sweet treats for Valentine’s Day:
- Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
- Chocolate Brownie Icing
🎥 Recipe Video & Printable Recipe Card
These flaky cinnamon-sugar pie crust cookies are delicious served with whipped cream and jam or as a garnish for ice cream and other desserts.
- 1 refrigerated pie crust dough
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Allow the pie crust to sit out at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes, then unroll.
Use cookie cutters to cut out heart shapes from the pie dough. Place cookies on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Roll out any remaining pie dough and repeat.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl or shaker.
Brush each pie crust heart with melted butter.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the heart-shaped cookies.
Bake cookies 5-7 minutes until they are golden and flaky, but not burned.
Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan.
Serve with whipped cream and jam.
Cooking times may vary, depending on your oven. Watch the pasty cookies carefully to make sure they do not brown too much. Adjust cooking times accordingly.