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Piggies (Sugar and Cinnamon Pie Dough Cookies)

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"Crumbly sugar and cinnamon cookies that you can make as fast as they disappear. My father told me about these cookies that his mother used to make. When she made a pie, she would take the excess dough and make these simple cookies. You don't have to make a pie first, all you need is pie dough. My father loves when I make them for him, and I think you will be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't. My father said she called them Piggies. That's what I call them."
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40 m servings 62
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl, and use a pastry cutter to cut in 1/3 cup of shortening until the mixture forms pea-size balls. With a fork, form a small well in the center of the mixture, and pour in water, a couple of teaspoons at a time, and stir with the fork to mix in the water and form a dough. Incorporate each addition of water before adding the next, until about 3/4 of the flour mixture has formed a stiff dough. Work a little more water in with your hands, and shape the dough into a ball.
  3. Working on a well-floured work surface with a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle about 12 by 16 inches, and about 1/8-inch thick. Spread 1 tablespoon of shortening over the surface of the dough with a soft spatula, and sprinkle sugar all over the dough square. Sprinkle the dough with cinnamon. Pick up a long edge of dough, and tightly roll the dough into a log shape. With a sharp knife, slice the log into 3/4-inch thick slices. Place the slices onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are lightly browned and sizzling on the bottom, about 8 minutes. Cool on paper towels; freeze extras for later.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 62 calories; 3.4 7.1 0.7 0 24 Full nutrition

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The first time I made this, it turned out terribly. The cookies were a thick, chalky, doughy mess. The next time I had leftover pie crust (not from this recipe, actually a storebought roll-out k...

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i tried this recipe just now n it came out well....

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The first time I made this, it turned out terribly. The cookies were a thick, chalky, doughy mess. The next time I had leftover pie crust (not from this recipe, actually a storebought roll-out k...

These are originally a french canadain recipe...generally filled with brown sugar for the classic sugar pie. these rolls are called "pette de soeur" which means "nun's farts" little sweet burs...

I grew up with these! My mum made them every time she made pie, or anything that involved pie crust. They are a fantastic, tasty way to use up left over crust! We always called them "pinwheels"....

I am french Canadian and I grew up with these tasty bites. The secret is to brush the dough very lightly with either butter or water to make the sugar and cinnamon stick. We have used brown su...

Childhood memories! My mom made these every time she made pie, which was often. I've made them as well since then, and I'm 65, so it's been many batches of "piggies" (which we called "thingies" ...

A lovely way to use piecrust; in fact, I even used a piecrust just to make these cookies!

I used to make these when I was a teenager. I got the recipe from home ec class. We made these one day in class and they went over big time. I lost the recipe many, many years ago. Thanks for pu...

These cookies are simple and wonderful. My toddler loves them and I love that they are easy to make and that because I am making them from scratch I know exactly what is in them. Fantastic!

I think that this recipe is a very good recipe. my grandma use to make them on thanks giving and they are very addicting. I think everyone will enjoy this recipe. I know I did :)