Sugar Cinnamon Pie Crust Pinwheel Cookies are super simple cookies made with just 4 ingredients.
Butter, sugar, and cinnamon rolled in pie crusts are baked into a delicious cookie. Beginner friendly recipe!
I heard it again today. Actually, I didn’t hear anything, it was a text.
DD: How long do I bake these things.
Inner voice: What things?
DD: The roly things with pie crust.
Inner voice: Haven’t we talked about this at least a dozen times?
Me: “Until they look done.” I was driving and that was the best response I could give based on stoplight time – driving and texting is bad, bad, bad!
I am posting this simple, but delicious recipe, so that my daughter (bless her little cooking heart) can easily find the directions whenever I am working and can’t answer her cooking questions.
Honestly, I think she has made these more times than I have. She seems to have a kitchen mental block.
She can make a pie crust, I have never been able to make a pie crust, and it is my kitchen nemesis.
We have similar conversations about her pulled pork too. I think I have made pulled pork once in my life.
DH doesn’t like it. The last time she made pulled pork she did it her way, not my way, but I guess there is some comfort in asking mom.
Total kitchen mental blocks seem to be a common theme in younger folks and that was part of my inspiration for starting a blog.
I have met many young people in my journeys that have no idea how to do much in a kitchen.
I often found myself giving them advice that usually ended with “it really isn’t that hard and usually tastes better anyway”.
There are a ton of recipes out there for this type of sweet treat and everyone’s family seems to have some version of this a grandmother or favorite aunt made.
Love it or hate it, this recipe is just the way I make them.
Sugar Cinnamon Pie Crust Pinwheel Cookies are also known as Rollie Pollies in our family.
I have seen them called sugar cinnamon pie crust cookies and many other names.
They are just about the same except we add butter to ours.
It produces a more caramelized middle that seems to hold up better under the pressure of being mixed with sugar at the end.
The would be a great recipe for beginner cooks to find success with.
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- 2 Pie Crusts, homemade or refrigerated
- 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups White Sugar, divided
- Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray, or cover with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Place 1 cup of white sugar in a medium size bowl or large plastic bag and set aside.
- Roll (or unroll if refrigerated and premade) into disks.
- Brush melted butter evenly over pie crusts.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup white sugar evenly over each pie crust.
- Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the pie crusts.
- Roll tightly into a log.
- Slice into 1/2 inch slices and lay onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is lightly brown and sugar has started to caramelize.
- Remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Place warm rollie pollies in remaining white sugar and toss to coat.
- Remove rollie pollies from sugar and set aside to cool. More sugar can be sprinkled on top for a sweeter finish.
Serving Size:2 Cookies
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 64 Total Fat: 1.5g Saturated Fat: 0.8g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 19mg Carbohydrates: 13.6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 12.5g Protein: 0.1g