We love a delicious pie baked fresh from the oven, but we don’t always have or love the amount of time it takes to mix and rest the dough, make the filling, and neatly package and bake a homemade pie. As for store-bought, unless you have an outstanding pie shop on speed dial, we think that most store-bought pies you find in the grocery store don’t quite fit the bill.
Luckily, pie cookies deliver that same great taste, and are ever-so-slightly easier to make, package, and share with friends and family (if there are any leftover). Fill your pie cookies with fruit fillings like apple spice, brown-sugar peach, or caramel-pear. Additionally, you can make classics like lemon, pecan, or pumpkin.
To assemble these pie cookies, either use store-bought pie crusts or make your own. Then, roll out your dough to a quarter-inch thickness, and spread your filling over the dough. Top with the top crust or weave a lattice crust. Finally, using a round cookie cutter cut out the pie cookies, brush with an egg wash, and bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Check out the Caramel-Apple Pie Cookies recipe below, or adapt your favorite pie recipe.
Caramel-Apple Pie Cookies
These pie cookies have a cut lattice crust and a sweet cinnamon, apple, and caramel filling. Sprinkle with fleur de sel before baking for a sweet and salty touch.