“They had made two pies–one with satiny pumpkin filling, one with plump pecans–and Maggie showed Holly how to crimp a pie crust. They cut the extra scraps of dough into shapes, sprinkled them with sugar and cinnamon, and baked them on cookie sheets. ‘My mother calls those scrap cookies,’ Maggie said.”~Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas
4 oz dough trimmed from prepared pie crust
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Knead pie crust trimmings into a ball and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into decorative shapes and transfer to prepared baking tray. Freeze for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Remove cookies from freezer and dust generously with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake cookies until golden and crisp, about 15-20 minutes.