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Vegan Pie Crust Cinnamon Swirls

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:



24 Cookies



About the Recipe

Four reasons I chose this recipe:
1. The main character in The Law of Birthdays wants the choice to not have cake for her birthday.
2. Both the main character of this book and the author, Brenna Jeanneret, are vegan. I don’t make a lot of vegan recipes but remembered that some store-bought pie crusts happen to be vegan (but always check the ingredients to be sure!)
3. On our podcast episode, Brenna mentioned fond memories of her dad baking pies for her. I have fond memories of my own father baking pies, too! He loved to dunk the pie crust trimmings in cinnamon and sugar and make me little pie crust cookies as his pies baked.
4. Brenna also mentioned on the podcast that she wasn’t a baker… so I wanted to create a recipe that even a non-baker could love!


  • 1 package of pie crusts - store-bought is perfect (but check the ingredients, if you need a vegan one) 

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. 

  2. Let the pie crust dough come to room temperature

  3. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl or container

  4. Unroll the crust so it’s flat (it’s ok if it cracks, just squish together the cracks with your fingers or a rolling pin)

  5. Generously sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the flat pie crust dough

  6. Roll the crust until you have a tightly rolled log. Slice into 1-inch wide cookies. Place on the baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the pie crust is firm and just starting to get golden in color. Let them rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Enjoy! (they’re best when they’re fresh from the oven!)

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