Save That Leftover Pie Dough and Make These Cinnamon Pinwheel Cookies!

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
12 cookies

Several pie crust recipes yield enough dough for the top and bottom of a pie, but not all pies require both. When you find yourself with leftover pie dough, don’t let it go to waste. Turn it into a new dessert with this Love Your Leftovers cinnamon pinwheel cookie recipe. They’re simple to make and are so good that you might just find yourself going out of your way to have “leftover” pie dough. We’ve forever changed your what to do with leftover pie crust dilemma.



batch pie crust, chilled
Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
cup light brown sugar, packed
tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch fine salt



Make extra pie dough when you can!

Leftover pie dough cinnamon pinwheel cookies ingredients
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

On a lightly floured surface, roll pie dough into a 12 by 8 inch rectangle.

Step 3

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt until well blended.

Step 4

Spread the prepared filling evenly over dough. Tightly roll the dough, beginning from the 12 inch side. Press the seam to seal. Trim and discard the ends, about ½ inch on each side. Cut log into ¼ inch thick slices and transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Cinnamon pinwheel cookies
Step 5

Refrigerate for 15 minutes to chill. Bake for around 15 minutes, until edges begin to brown.

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