Turn pie crust scraps into easy Berry Swirl Pie Cookies (recipe)

What do you do with those pastry dough scraps when you trim your pies?  Do you trash them or just bake them into boring bland cookies?  Why not keep those wonderful baking juices going and turn them into a real treat that stands well on its own!  I present to you: Berry Swirl Pie Cookies!!! 

We’re putting all the pie advice on the table this week.  We’ve posted about:

  1. Making all your holiday pie crusts in advance, featuring our go-to flaky pie crust recipe
  2. A recipe for a great apple pie that tastes like apples, thanks to not using cinnamon

So now we just want to share a fun idea for using those scrap bits of pie dough crust that are always leftover after you trim the edges of your pie.  Check it out!

Berry Swirl Pie Cookies Recipe


  • Leftover pie crust dough scraps, any amount
  • Milk (about 2-3 tablespoons to start)
  • Sugar (about 3 tablespoons to start)
  • Berry jam (you can use any jam you want, or any other filling if you want to experiment!)


1. Preheat the oven to 375° F, or plan to throw these in as soon as a pie finishes.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining with foil, parchment, or a silicone baking mat. Grease the foil with oil, lard, shortening, or butter.

2. Pull together all the pie crust dough scraps and form a disk.

3. On a generously floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness, aiming for a rectangular shape with straight edges.

pie crust rolled out

4. Brush generously with milk.

5. Sprinkle the surface with sugar or you can spread a thin layer of jam.  We wanted to try our granulated maple sugar.

berry swirl pie cookies filling

6. Roll it up, working from the outsides in as you progress.

berry swirl pie cookies rolled up

7. Using a sharp knife, slice the rolled up dough into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place the rounds onto the prepared baking sheet.

berry swirl pie cookies cut into rounds


berry swirl pie cookies on baking sheet

8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are just beginning to show signs of browning.

plain swirl pie cookies

9. Cool thoroughly, about 15 minutes.

9. Form berry pie sandwiches by dropping 1/2 teaspoon of jam onto the underside of one cookie and make a sandwich with another cookie. Gently press together and clean any that oozes out.

making berry swirl pie cookies

Berry Swirl Pie Cookies Recipe

Voila, scraps made beautiful!