Easy Pecan Pie Crust Cookies

Simple pie crust cookies that taste like a mini pecan pie! These pie crust cookies are baked with a cinnamon sugar filling and chopped pecans. When you want simple cookies with a lot of flavor these pie crust cookies are the easiest cookies to bake this holiday season.

You’ll love having a simple recipe to add to your holiday dessert cookie tray or when you want a treat to enjoy with your morning coffee. These little cookies are perfect for packaging up to give to those special people on your holiday gift list too.

Pecan pie crust cookies with a cup of coffee ready to eat.

Why you’ll love these Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

  • Easy Cookies – 10 minutes to put together and another 10 minutes to bake. The hardest part of making these cookies is waiting for them to cool before popping one into your mouth!
  • Ready Made Crust – Use refrigerated pie crusts that are ready to be baked! My go-to favorite pie crusts are Pillsbury and Trader Joe’s pie crusts.
  • Delicious little treats – Only a couple of ingredients needed to make these cookies. Keep this recipe in mind when you have leftover pie crust scraps from any other recipe you use with crust. Leftover dough can be baked into sweet treats.
A maroon plate topped with pie crust cookies on top of each other.

Freaky Friday Virtual Cookie Exchange

Today’s recipe is a part of a blog hop called Freaky Friday that I participate in a few times a year. Every few months my friend Michaela from An Affair from the Heart organizes a recipe swap with several bloggers. Each blogger is assigned a website and we are asked to recreate a recipe we find on the site we are assigned to. It’s all kept secret until reveal day which is today!

Michaela is the master when it comes to organizing a good old fashioned blog hop, and this one is extra special! See, we usually poke around the site we are assigned to and are encouraged to make whatever recipe we want, but for today’s event we’re kicking off the baking season with a virtual cookie exchange!

Baking and trying new recipes is so much fun, especially when the recipe you pick is as delicious as these pecan pie crust cookies!

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Devour Dinner

Well, I’ve kept you in suspense long enough, so let me introduce you to the creator behind this cookie pie crust recipe.

DRUM ROLL, please!

Please turn your attention to Rebecca from Devour Dinner! Oh boy, you’re in for a treat and not just the dessert kind of treats. On Rebecca’s site you’ll find easy recipes that you’ll want to make again and again.

Rebecca is a new friend to me too, so I had extra fun learning more about her all while drooling over her recipes. Check out these Breakfast Enchiladas, Ground Turkey Stuffed Avocados, and this family favorite Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe. Rebecca a mom of boys, so you know that she is going to have a variety family dishes that make those bellies happy!

I love Rebecca’s family friendly approach to her creations and I know you will too. Her goal is go get families back to those family dinners with recipes that are simple, flavorful, and made with easy to find ingredients.

Be sure to grab some coffee and spend some time on Rebecca’s site. You can also follower her on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest too.

Now, back to these delicious Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies!

Equipment Needed to make Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Small bowl
  • Pastry brush
Ingredients to make cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies.

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Pie Crust Cookies

This is an easy recipe with simple ingredients that you will likely have stocked in your kitchen now.

  • pie crust – purchase from your grocery store or make a homemade crust from one of your favorite pie crust recipes.
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon
  • pecans, chopped (optional)

How To Make Pie Crust Cookies

Rebecca made her pie crust cookies with just the cinnamon sugar mix. I did the same with one cookie dough and the other I added chopped pecans.


Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.


In a small microwave safe bowl and heat butter on heat on 50% power until melted.


In a small mixing bowl whisk together the cinnamon and granulated sugar together. Set aside. If you are adding the nuts, chop the pecans into small pieces and set aside.


Place pie crust dough on a lightly floured surface and with a rolling pin roll out the prepared crust in the shape of a rectangle or as close to that shape as possible. I used pizza cutter to trim the edges of the crust. Be sure to save the leftover cookie dough scraps. They can be rerolled and baked into small cookies.


Using a pastry brush coat the pie crust with the melted butter. Generously sprinkle the prepared cinnamon sugar mix over the crust, and then add the chopped pecans if you decide to add the nuts.


Gently roll the dough starting with the short end of the rectangle. Slice into 1/2″ slices with a sharp knife, pastry cutter or a pizza cutter.

PRO TIP: Slice the cookies with plain dental floss. Place the floss under the dough, then wrap it around the top of the dough and pull in opposite directions. Tada! This is easy way to slice the dough into perfect round cookies!


Bake until the cookies are a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for a minute before removing the cookies from the cookie sheet and transferring to a cooling rack. When completely cool sprinkle powder sugar on top of the cookies.

Substitutions & Additions to your Favorite Pie Crust

  • Use a gluten free pie crust for a gluten free cookie.
  • Nuts – Add a different type of nut like chopped walnuts.
  • Add colorful sugar sprinkles on top of the cookies for a holiday theme.
  • Brown sugar will work in place of granulated sugar too.
  • Low Carb Option – Keep this low carb and sugar free by using a coconut flour pie crust and sugar alternatives like monk fruit or a blend like Truvia in place of the granulated sugar.
  • Instead of rolling the cookies, use a cookie cutters in different shapes. Follow the same directions; brush melted butter over each cookie and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking.
Pie crust cookies on a baking rack cooling.

How To Store Pie Crust Cookies

Cool the cookies completely before placing them in an airtight container. These can be left on the counter at room temperature for up to a week. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies FAQ’s

Can you freeze pie crust cookies?

Yes. Pie crust cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. I recommend placing them in an airtight freezable container so they don’t get smashed by other items in he freezer.

How many cookies can you make from each pie dough?

You will get 12-14 cookies per each rolled pie cookie dough.

Fresh baked cookies on a plate with a cup of coffee.

Love this easy cookie pie crust recipe? You also might like this Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe for a Cookie Exchange using pie crust. Let me know how these Pecan Pie Crust Cookies turn out for you! Did you add nuts or any other addition to the cinnamon sugar mix?

Pecan pie crust cookies on a maroon plate ready to eat.

Easy Pecan Pie Crust Cookies

Pecan pie pinwheel cookies with a cinnamon sugar filling. Easy cookies made with pre-made pie crust dough.
4.94 from 15 votes
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 2 Pie crusts pre-made
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon ground
  • 1 cup pecans chopped (optional)
  • Powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Chop pecans (if using) and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a small microwavable bowl at 50 percent power until melted.
  • Place pie crust dough on a lightly floured surface and gently roll the dough with a rolling pin in the the shape of a rectangle. Trim edges with a sharp knife as needed.
  • Brush melted butter on the surface of the pie crust with a pastry brush.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix over the pie crust. Top with pecans (if using).
  • Seal the cookie dough with a little butter and pinch the edges to seal the seam.
  • Starting with the short end roll the pie crust dough into a log. Slice into 12 pieces.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown.
  • Cool on a baking rack and sprinkle with confectioners's sugar.


Store in an airtight container.


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Take a look at all of our 2021 Freaky Friday Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipes:

  1. An Affair from the Heart – Candy Cane Puppy Chow
  2. The Carefree Kitchen – Christmas Linzer Cookies
  3. Devour Dinner – Peppermint Meltaways
  4. Family Around the Table – Chocolate Overload Cookies
  5. The Foodie Affair – Easy Pecan Pie Crust Cookie Recipe
  6. Fresh April Flours – Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
  7. The Fresh Cooky – White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  8. Hostess at Heart – Crumbl Cookie Recipe
  9. House of Nash Eats – Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog – Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  11. Lemoine Family Kitchen – Lemon Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam
  12. Lemon Blossoms – Cranberry Orange Biscotti
  13. Life Currents – Chocolate Mint Rugelach
  14. Life, Love & Good Food – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
  15. Soulfully Made – Polar Bear Paw Cookies
  16. The Speckled Palate – Saltine Cracker Toffee
  17. Sue Bee Homemaker – Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  18. Take Two Tapas – Sugar Cookie Truffles


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  1. You had me at mini pecan pies! I’m officially obsessed with these cookies now. Not only are they pretty and fun, but they are so unique and unlike any of the others I typically make at Christmas time!

  2. Hi Friend! I love that you made these cookies and shared this recipe. They are beautifully done and always a popular treat to share too. Happy Holidays!

  3. What an amazing, easy and DELICIOUS idea! I love that you can have the flavors of a pecan pie without needing to make a whole pie for yourself now. 😀

  4. I LOVE this shortcut cookie! What a great idea to use pie crust- giving you a light and flaky cookie. That pecan pie filling sounds perfectly delicious. Thanks fo sharing!

  5. I took a plate of these cookies to my mother-in-law who’s in an assisted living facility and we all loved them. She loved sharing them with her friends. They’re so pretty and delicious.

  6. These cookies check all the boxes! Easy, tasty, easy!! These remind me of what my mom used to do with extra pie crust, and we loved them!

  7. Sandra – these are AHMAZING!! I have made pie crust cookies, but the addition of pecans took them over the top!! They look like little sticky buns! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I hope that you and your sweet family have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. WAIT!!! I’m heading out to pick up all the ingredients for these pinwheels now! Can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction when I bring them to our family’s Christmas party!