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You’ve decided to make a homemade pie. After making your most delicious and flaky pie crust, you’ve got some extra scraps left over. You can’t make another pie from it, it’s too little dough … And you certainly can’t add it to new dough because it’s been rolled and re-rolled too many times. Now what do you do?
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
2. Collect remaining dough scraps, bring them together into a ball and roll them out into a nice 1/4″ thickness. After rolling it out, cut it into strips about 1/2″-3/4″ wide. I used my pizza cutter for this step.
3. Lightly brush strips with melted butter, or quickly spray with butter spray. Sprinkle strips with sugar. I used vanilla bean sugar.
4. Next dust your strips with cinnamon. You can use as much or as little as you like. For the amount of strips I had, I used about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (my husband loves cinnamon). To make dusting as even as possible (and avoid lumps) I dusted my strips with a tiny sifter.
5. Pick up each strip and twist it into a spiral. Place the twist on your cookie sheet and gently press both ends down to secure your “cookie” and insure each one doesn’t unravel.
6. Bake your spiral cookies at 400 F for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Depending on your oven it might take a bit more time. Just check every few minutes after the 10 minute mark. Then allow to cool! Enjoy with tea, coffee … or dipped in warm caramel or chocolate ganache!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!