While my Grandmother made her pies she would cut off the extra dough and give it to me to make Spice Top Cookies. I made up that name because she would literally give me the lid of a spice jar and a mason jar to use as cookie cutters. It is a great way to reduce waste when making pies, just re-ball the scrap pieces and roll them out. Super easy to make and fun way to introduce your children baking!
Spice Top Cookies
Pie Dough (use scraps from pie making or straight pie dough)
Jelly, Jam, Leftover Pie Filling, Apple Butter...
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Tools: rolling pin, two round cutters (one should be at least 1/2 inch smaller than the bigger one), sheet try, parchment paper
🥧If using pie dough scraps make sure to collect them all, form into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes
🥧Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick, cut out an even number of larger circles, then use the smaller cutter to make a hole in the middle of half your larger circles. Don’t through away the little cut outs, they make nice little snaking cookies. If using the pie scraps, you can also re-ball the scraps one more time to get more cookies but if you try a third time you may loose the flake of the dough from over working it.
🥧Using your fingertip or small pastry brush, wet the outside rim of the whole circle then place the large cutout on top, press lightly
🥧Fill the center with jam, jelly, apple butter or leftover pie filling, this is really up to you
🥧Coat the top rim and tops of the small cutouts with milk, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar
🥧Bake them for 15-20 until golden brown